Some statues at the façade of the Gymnasium Theodorianum:
- Above the main entrance portal is in a niche a statue of:
Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg (Burg Waterlappe bei Ense 1546 - Schloss zu Neuhaus bei Paderborn 1618), prince-bishop of Paderborn, founder of the Akademia Theodoriana, 1614
To the left and right of the portal are niches with statues of
- Pope (?) with a cross staff wearing the papal tiara.
- (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology, is the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.
(Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva).
dei ac sedis apos
tol. gratia ecclesiæ paderb. antistes ac s.
r.i. princeps affectv zeloq. boni pvblici
qva religione qva sapientia procvrandi pro
pagando religioni qvidem templvm sapie--ti
æ vero gymnasivm academicvm collegivm
porro patrib. societatis iesv tanqvam fi
dis vtrivsq. thesavri dispebsatorib. æternv-
On the side portal are two small statues of jesuits
- Heinrich Gröninger (c. 1578/79 - Paderborn 1631),
German sculptor of Paderborn
Location (N 51°42'59" - E 8°45'15")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: denw418; Photograph: 12 September 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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