(Ss. Cosmas und Damian Kirche)
Ss. Cosmas und Damian
Sts. Cosmas and Damian
(Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός) (d. ca. 287)
twins and early Christian martyrs; practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas), then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Ανάργυροι" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith
Bronze column with engravings showing Sts. Cosmas and Damian, surrounded by grapes, to the right a woman offers flowers and a woman and child are thanking them, on their left a cured man who no longer needs his crutches, at the bottom other figures are praising the saints, such as a man with a lamb on his shoulders, a woman with a child, a man with his hands up, a old man with a walking stick and a man on a donkey.
On the other side is a large sitting figure, surrounded by coins and dead branches, below him a thurible and two recoiking figures (Cosmas and Damian?) at the bottom a knight with a sword.
Signed: GBE 2000
- Gertrud Büscher-Eilert (1914-2004),
German sculptress and painter of Leer (Horstmar)
Location (N 52°6'50" - E 7°17'41")
Item Code: denw267; Photograph: 13 October 2012
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