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Century Arch

Monument for Lippborg's 800th Anniversary
Werner Klenk

Lippborg /  Jahrhundertbogen   Lippborg /  Jahrhundertbogen


Bronze arch, with the years 1189 - 1989, and a crossbar, with the name LIPPBORG on the back. On the crossbar are three statuettes of saints: the patron saints of the St.-Cornelius-und-Cyprianus-Kirche in Lippborg and the 8th century missionary of the region:

Lippborg - Jahrhundertbogen
Lippborg - Jahrhundertbogen
Lippborg - Jahrhundertbogen

  1. st. cyprianus, as bishop with a sword.
    St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, 3rd century (Wikipedia).
  2. st. cornelius, as pope with a triple cross-staff.
    Pope Cornelius (died June 253), Bishop of Rome from 6 or 13 March 251 to his martyrdom in 253 (Wikipedia).
  3. st. ludgerus, as bishop with a church model and a bishop's staff.
    St. Ludger (Zuilen near Utrecht c. 742 - Billerbeck 809), missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, founder of Werden Abbey and first Bishop of Münster in Westphalia (Wikipedia).
On top of the arch are little figurines, showing a pig, an elderly couple, a goose, a dancing couple, a cow, a smith and a canon On the back of the arch are the names of the hamlets belonging to Lippborg: assen · brönicke · ebbecke · frölich · osker · polmer · luetke uentrup



  • Bishop
  • Cattle (bull / cow / calf)
  • Cornelius, St.
  • Cyprian, St.
  • Dancer
  • Goose
  • Klenk, Werner
  • Ludger, St.
  • Man and woman
  • Pig
  • Pope
  • Smith
  • Locatie (N 51°39'52" - E 8°2'19") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: denw373; Photograph: 11 September 2015
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

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