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Saint-Avold
Moselle

Lorraine

Passage des Poillus 1
(Chapelle Sainte-Croix)

Pieta et Chemin de Croix

Pieta and Way of the Cross

17th century sculptor
1661

Saint-Avold /  Pieta et Chemin de Croix   Saint-Avold /  Pieta et Chemin de Croix

Description

Stone Pieta sculpture in a niche in the retaining wall in front of the Chapelle Sainte-Croix, flanked by five reliefs showings stations of the Cross. These five reliefs have at the bottom inscriptions in old German. They are quite worn out, but recognizable are, among others, the flogging, the coronation of thorns, and a fall of Jesus carrying the cross. Local historian Philippe Bronder tells us in 1892: "These reliefs are from 1661. They seem to be the remains of the stations of the passion that a former bourgeois of Saint-Avold, retired in Cologne, had had erected in 1663 near the chapel Sainte-Croix.".

Saint-Avold - Pieta et Chemin de Croix
Jesus falls, Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross and Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
Saint-Avold - Pieta et Chemin de Croix
Jesus is judged by Pilate; Ecce Homo.
Saint-Avold - Pieta et Chemin de Croix
Jesus is crowned with thorns.
Saint-Avold - Pieta et Chemin de Croix
Jesus is scourged.
Saint-Avold - Pieta et Chemin de Croix
Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin (?)

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Location (N 49°6'19" - E 6°42'48")

Item Code: frlo209; Photograph: 28 May 2019
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