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Skulpturen an der Christkönig-Kirche

Sculptures at the Christ King Church

Karl Colombo & Ildefons Herwegen
1927-28

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Description

The church is built in 1927-29 after designs of the architect Karl Colombo in co-operation with abbot Ildefons Herwegen of Maria Laach Abbey. They also designed the stone sculptures.

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gratias si jngredere huc - quaeris rebusque regem corde - levamen in arctis rogare deum
Calvary scene above the entrance.

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CHRISTVS VINCIT - CHRISTVS REGNAT - CHRISTVS IMPERAT
Relief depicting Christ King with a dragon and a griffin. On his cloth the text könig der könige - herr der herren
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Angel holding a ribbon with the text dicite filiæ sion (Matthew 21:5) in the corner of the arcade in front of the church.

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Relief in the tympanum of the side portal depicts Revelation 19:11-16: "I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. 'He will rule them with an iron scepter'. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords."

Signature

karl colombo architekt - köln 1927-1928

Sculptors

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Location (N 49°13'31" - E 7°0'5")

Item Code: desl023; Photograph: 29 May 2019
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