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St. Georg und St. Jakobus

St. George and St. James the Greater

Jürgen Weber
1992

Hannover /  St. Georg und St. Jakobus   Hannover /  St. Georg und St. Jakobus

Description

Two statues at the western entrance of the Marktkirche:
  1. (left) St. Georg / St. George, killing the dragon
    (ca. 275/281 - 303), Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon (Wikipedia)
  2. St. Jakobus d.Ä / St. James the Greater, the pilgrim, with the dead behind him (d. 44), one of the Twelve Apostles. Patron saint of pilgrims, soldiers and cavalrymen. Depicted holding a pilgrim's staff decorated with a scallop shell. His remains are in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Spain) (Wikipedia).

Hannover - St. Georg und St. Jakobus
1. St. Georg
Hannover - St. Georg und St. Jakobus
2. St. Jakobus d.Ä

Annotation

St. George and St. James the Greater are the patrons of the Marktikrche. The original figure of the St. James the Elder was list in the war lost, and the figure of St. Georg has suffered greatly by the environment and had to be placed in the northern chancel. The empty niches were filled in 1992 by the sculptor Jürgen Weber.

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Location (N 52°22'18" - E 9°44'5")

Item Code: dens144; Photograph: 3 April 2014
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