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Skulpturen an der Markuskirche

Sculptures at St. Mark's Church

Various sculptors
1906

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Description

At the south and west façades of St. Mark's church are several sculpures and a mosaic.

South façade (entrance of the tower):

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  1. St. Mark ('MARKUS') statue on a console abovde the entrance, with a relief of a lion in the background. The lion holds the bible with the text "das evangelium von jesu christo dem sohn gottes. ev. marci i."
  2. Christus König / Christ King, statue of Christ sitting on a throne, flanked by reliefs of women and children in relief, in the tympan above the door.
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  3. Engelen / Angels, two reliefs of angels in the abutments.
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Portico with the entrance at the south west corner

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  1. Adam und Evas Vertreibung aus dem Paradies / Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise, relief on the corner
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  2. Vier biblischen Könige / four biblical Kings, heads at the capitol of the west column
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    Salomo
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    Josia
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    unknown
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    David
  3. Vier biblischen Flüsse / Four biblical rivers, depicted as fish at the capitol of the east column
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    Hidekel - Euphrat
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    Pison - Gihon
  4. Pelikan / Pelican, at the inner side of the east column.
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West façade

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  1. Der auferstandenen Christus als Weltenherrscher / The Risen Christ as ruler of the world. Mosaic donated by Emperor Wilhelm in 1907. The mosaic is made by Oskar Wichtendahl.
  2. Friedensengel / Peace angel, angel with a ribbon with the text "Friede sei mit euch" above the entrance
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  3. Ornaments
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Signature

Relief of Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise: KG

Annotation

The church was built 1902-1906 by the architect Otto Lüer.

Sculptors

Tags

  • Angel
  • Christ (King)
  • David (king)
  • Expulsion from Paradise
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Fish
  • Gundelach, Karl
  • Josiah
  • Lion
  • Lüer, Otto
  • Mark, St.
  • Pelican
  • Solomon
  • Tympanum
  • Wichtendahl, Oskar
  • Location (N 52°23'17" - E 9°45'8")

    Item Code: dens129; Photograph: 2 April 2014
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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