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(Sankt-Petrikirche - Paradiesportal)

Vier Evangelisten

Four Evangelists

The four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Their versions of the life of Jesus - the Gospel - are included in the New Testament. In art, they are depicted with their symbols: Eagle (John), Lion (Mark), Bull (Luke) and Angel (Matthew) or just with these symbols in the so-called tetramorphe.
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Soest /  Vier Evangelisten   Soest /  Vier Evangelisten


The Paradise portal (Paradiesportal) has a bronze door with five low reliefs (the upper relief of the left door is twice as large as the other four), showing the tetramorph.

Soest - Vier Evangelisten
St. Matthew: angel with a book with the name matt | hævs
Soest - Vier Evangelisten
St. John: eagle with a book with the name ioha | nnes
Soest - Vier Evangelisten
Α and Ω between sheafs of corn
Soest - Vier Evangelisten
St. Mark: lion with his leg on a book with the name mar | cvs
Soest - Vier Evangelisten
St. Luke: bull with a book with the name lv | cas


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Location (N 51°34'17" - E 8°6'24")

Item Code: denw687; Photograph: 15 October 2018
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