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Aldekerk
(Gem. Kerken)
Kreis Kleve

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Marktstraße
(Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche)

Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche

Statues at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul

artist unknown
1890?

Aldekerk /  Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche   Aldekerk /  Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche

Description

Church from the 19th century with a tower built in 1890. There are four entrances, each with statues in the tympanum.

Above the main entrance:

Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
Christus mit den hl. Peter und Paul / Christ with St. Peter and St. Paul
The apostles Peter and Paul are often depicted together. In Catholic tradition, Peter is said to have founded the church in Rome with Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there along with Paul.

Above the side entrances:

Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
Gregor der Große / St. Gregorius the Great
pope 590-604, depicted with a dove on his shoulder
(Wikipedia).
Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
Maria mit Kind / St. Mary with Child Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
Aldekerk - Heiligenstatuen an der Sankt Peter und Paul Kirche
St. Joseph the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Christ
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Gregory the Great, St.
  • Joseph, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Location (N 51°26'22" - E 6°24'57")

    Item Code: denw706; Photograph: 15 June 2019
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