Saint Victor of Xanten
martyr, according to tradition a Praefectus cohortis of a Cohort of the Theban Legion. He was executed in the 4th century in the amphitheater of Castra Vetera (Xanten) for refusing to sacrifice to the Roman gods
Stone statue of St. Victor on a column from the Staufer period. The statue shows the saint with pilgrim's hat and scallops.
Saint Victor is shown as people in the Middle Ages would present a real saint. Meister Heinrich Blangenbeyl created the stone statue in 1468 and presented it in accordance with the then fashion as a teenage-knight on the pilgrimage route.
The statue is recently re-painted (or replaced by a copy).
- Heinrich Blangenbeyl, 15th century sculptor of Wesel.
Location (N 51°39'46" - E 6°27'10")
Item Code: denw188; Photograph: 1 May 2011
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