Stone statue of St. Nicholas. It is a gift of the people of Amsterdam to a hostel for pilgrims in Kevelaer. The statue was from the church of Sts Nicolaas & Barbara on Bilderdijkstraat (also named 'De Liefde'), built in 1885 and demolished in 1990.
Saint Nicholas Legends
Saint Nicholas is depicted as a bishop, wearing the insignia of this dignity: a red bishop's cloak, a red miter and a bishop's crozier. Attributes often refer to two of the most famous legends:
- The legend that he three bags of gold to a merchant so he would not sell his daughters into slavery is commemorated by showing him holding in his hand either three purses, three coins or three balls of gold.
- The legend that he raised three murdered theology students from the dead is depicted by three figures climbing out of a wooden barrel.
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°35'4" - E 6°14'35")
Item Code: denw751; Photograph: 15 June 2019
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