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Gottes Bund mit den Menschen

God's Covenant with Man

Karl Matthäus Winter
1962

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Description

Above the doorway, the parable of the sower is illustrated. The seed is picked by the birds - or falls among thorns - or brings rich fruit.

The good fruit is displayed on the three wings of the door.

First there is the octagon with illustrations from the Old testament:

    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen2a. Three angels in the grove of Mamre Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen1b. The dove with the olive branch Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    1a. Noah and the Ark
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    2b. Abraham and Isaac
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    3. The three Magi
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    4. Moses and Elijah

  1. Right and top right of the octagon: Noah, who built the ark is built on instructions of God. Above him a dove brings him an olive branch as a a peace sign.
  2. Left and top left of the octagon: The three angels in the grove of Mamre, who promised a son (Isaac) to Abraham. In equally unshakable faith in God, he is willing to sacrifice his son to God - which is prevented by an angel.
  3. Bottom left of the octagon: Moses and Elijah, God's healing tools.
  4. Bottom right of the octagon: The three Magi.

    Along the vertical axis, from bottom to top:

  5. Bottom: The Annunciation.
  6. St. Joseph
  7. Birth of Jesus.
  8. Crucifixion of Jesus.
  9. Ascension of Jesus.

    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    5. Annunciation
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    6. St. Joseph
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    7. Birth of Jesus
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    8. Golgotha
    Köln - Gottes Bund mit den Menschen
    9. Ascension

Around the Birth and Crucifixion scene is a circle of believers.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Annunciation
  • Ark of Noah
  • Ascension
  • Bible story
  • Biblical figure
  • Bronze door
  • Crucifix
  • Elijah
  • Joseph, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Moses
  • Nativity
  • Noah
  • Sower
  • Winter, Karl Matthäus
  • Location (N 50°56'30" - E 6°57'15")

    Item Code: denw522; Photograph: 14 May 2016
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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