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St. Wendel
Kr. St. Wendel

Saarland

Balduinstraße - Fruchtmarkt
(Wendalinusbasilika)

Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika

Sculptures at the Saint Wendelin Basilica

Medieval artist & Hans Steinlein
12th century and 1925

St. Wendel /  Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika   St. Wendel /  Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika

Description

The medieval church has several statues and reliefs.

East entrance

Two statues flanking the doors. The statues are of the 12th century - the present statues are copies.
St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika
St. Stephan protomartyr of Christianity, preached shortly after Jesus' crucifixion. He is condemned for blasphemy and stoned to death by an infuriated mob (Wikipedia).
St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der WendalinusbasilikaSt. Wendelin (b. c. 554; probably d. 617), hermit and abbot (Wikipedia). (copy of a statue of c. 1320)

North portal

Relief of 1925, designed by Hans Steinlein
St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika
Tympanon with a relief showing Christ sitting on a throne flanked by angels holding the instruments of Jesus' agony. In the lower part is the Archangel Michael depicted holding a scale that balances the souls of man against their sins. On the left side are the blessed with palm branches singing the praises of God. On the right the damned: the stinginess with purse, the vanity with mirror and the sensuality with a monkey's face.

South portal (Die Baltersweiler Küche)

Relief of 1925, designed by Hans Steinlein
St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika St. Wendel - Skulpturen an der Wendalinusbasilika
Relief of St. Mary with Child sitting on a throne under the stars, flanked by kneeling saints with theirs names inscribed in their halos: St. Matthias, sancte matthia o.p.n., patron of the diocese of Trier (left), and St. Wendelin, sancte wendaline o.p.n., right, holding a model of the church in his hands. At the base of Mary's throne is a relief showing Adam and Eve with the tree and snake in Paradise.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Adam and Eve
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Matthew, St.
  • Medieval artist
  • Michael, St.
  • Steinlein, Hans
  • Stephen, St.
  • Tympanum
  • Wendelin, St.
  • Location (N 49°28'4" - E 7°10'14")

    Item Code: desl059; Photograph: 30 May 2019
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