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Skulpturen am Hauptportal des Domes

Sculptures at the Main Portal of the Cathedral


c. 1400

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Description

On the side walls of the portal:

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  1. Sankt Richard von Wessex / Saint Richard the Pilgrim, brother-in-law of Saint Boniface (Archbishop of Mainz) and father of Saint Willibald (Bishop of Eichstätt), Saint Winnebald or Winibald (Abbot of Heidenheim) and Saint Walburga (Abbess of Heidenheim (Wikipedia), with crown and sceptre.
  2. St. Willibald - Saint Willibald of Eichstätt (prob. Wessex c. 700 - Eichstätt 787 or 788), bishop of Eichstätt; brother of Saint Winibald and Saint Walburga, and through his mother related to Saint Boniface, who ordained him to the priesthood and episcopacy (Wikipedia).
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  3. St. Walburga / Saint Walpurga (England c. 710- Heidenheim 779) English missionary to the Frankish Empire; abbess of the monastery in Heidenheim Germany; sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald
    (Wikipedia).
  4. Sankt Wunibald / Saint Winibald (Wessex 701 - Heidenheim 761), founder and first abbot of Heidenheim (Wikipedia), shown with book and staff.
The lowest statues in the archivolts, adoration of the three Magi:

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  1. Melchior, presenting gold.
  2. Madonna with Child.

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  1. Caspar, presenting frankincense.
  2. Balthasar, presengin myrh.
In the archivolts are twelve statues of sitting prophets from the Old Testament.

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Relief in the tympanum three representations of the Mother of God:

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The tympanum is dated: "Anno domini m.ccc.lxxxxvi"

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Apostles (Twelve)
  • Balthasar (one of the Magi)
  • Christ
  • Kaspar (one of the Magi)
  • Mary with Child
  • Melchior (one of the Magi)
  • Prophet
  • Richard the Pilgrim, St.
  • Tympanum
  • Walpurga, St.
  • Willibald of Eichstätt, St,
  • Winibald, St.
  • Location (N 48°53'31" - E 11°10'59")

    Item Code: deby365; Photograph: 9 October 2014
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