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Lampaul-Guimiliau
Finistère

Bretagne

Place de l'église
(église Notre-Dame)

Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame

Saints at the façades of Church of Our Lady


1533

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Description

At the top of the south portal are two statues: St. Paul Aurelian with a dragon and below him St. Michael with the dragon; and on the rooftop St. Mary and St. John the Apostle.

The inner side of the portal is adorned with twelve statues of the apostles:

Lampaul-Guimiliau - Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame
St. Peter with his key, St. Thomas (with a square), St. Jude (with staff), St. John (without a beard), Saint James the Minor (with a stick curved at the base, broken), and Saint James the Greater (hat and shell).

Lampaul-Guimiliau - Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame
Saint Simon the Zealot (with a saw), St. Matthias (with knife?), Saint Matthew (with scales), Saint Bartholomew (with knife), Saint Philip (with a spear), and Saint Andrew (with X-cross),

Above the northern entrance is a statue of Saint John the Evangelist writing in a book, with the eagle at his feet.

Lampaul-Guimiliau - Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame
St. Michael
Lampaul-Guimiliau - Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame
St. Paul Aurelian
Lampaul-Guimiliau - Saints à l'extérieur de l'église Notre-Dame
St. Mary and St. John the Apostle.

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bartholomew, St.
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • James the Greater, St.
  • James the Minor, St.
  • John the Apostle, St.
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Jude the Apostle, St.
  • Mary, St.
  • Matthew, St.
  • Matthias, St.
  • Michael, St.
  • Paul Aurelian, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Philip, St.
  • Simon the Zealot, St.
  • Thomas, St.
  • Location (N 48°29'34" - W 4°2'25")

    Item Code: frbr124; Photograph: 31 May 2012
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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