At the south and west façades of St. Mark's church are several sculpures and a mosaic.
South façade (entrance of the tower):
- 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."
- 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.
- Engelen / Angels, two reliefs of angels in the abutments.
Portico with the entrance at the south west corner
- Adam und Evas Vertreibung aus dem Paradies / Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise, relief on the corner
- Vier biblischen Könige / four biblical Kings, heads at the capitol of the west column
- Vier biblischen Flüsse / Four biblical rivers, depicted as fish at the capitol of the east column
Hidekel - Euphrat
Pison - Gihon
- Pelikan / Pelican, at the inner side of the east column.
- 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.
- Friedensengel / Peace angel, angel with a ribbon with the text "Friede sei mit euch" above the entrance
Relief of Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise: KG
The church was built 1902-1906 by the architect Otto Lüer.
- Karl Gundelach (Linden, Hannover 1856 - Hannover 1920),
German sculptor from München
- Otto Lüer (Bruchhausen 1865 - Bad Pyrmont 1947),
- Oskar Wichtendahl (Hannover 1860 - Hannover 1933),
German religious painter
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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