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Doppel-Korpus-Kreuz

Double Corpus Crucifix

August Julius Lebensted
1953

Bernkastel-Kues /  Doppel-Korpus-Kreuz   Bernkastel-Kues /  Doppel-Korpus-Kreuz

Description

Sandstone crucifix with two corpora: one with the head directed to the heaven directed to the city gate, the other with the head hanging down directed to the city center. At the foot are two female figures, one of which represents the greatest female perfection, and the other shows that there is an escape even from the depths of human weakness.

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Inscription(s)

The cross is dated 1953.

Annotation

There was a cross on this spot since about 1750, which was renovated in 1857. In 1940 is was completely destroyed by a army vehicle. In 1953 a copy was made, which was inaugurated 14 June 1953.

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Location (N 49°54'54" - E 7°4'39")

Item Code: derp145; Photograph: 21 April 2012
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