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Passage des Poillus 1
(Chapelle Sainte-Croix)



Calvary or Golgotha was the site, outside of ancient Jerusalems early first century walls, at which the crucifixion of Jesus occurred. In religius sculpture, a calvary is a type of monumental public crucifix with two or more adjoining statues
16th century sculptor
16th century

Saint-Avold /  Calvaire   Saint-Avold /  Calvaire


The entrance to the Chapelle Sainte-Croix is a Calvary with two large statues of the Virgin and Saint John framing the door, and a large wooden cross over the door. These statues are several move and generally attributed to the local sculptor Christophe Melling (1716-1778). However, they are from the 16th century, only the wooden cross dates from 17th century.

Saint-Avold - Calvaire Saint-Avold - Calvaire


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Locatie (N 49°6'19" - E 6°42'48") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frlo210; Photograph: 28 May 2019
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