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Scuptures à la Monastère royal de Brou

Sculptures at the Royal Monastery of Brou


16th century?

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Description

The Royal Monastery of Brou is a religious complex made out of monastic buildings in addition to a church, they were built at the beginning of the 16th century by Margaret of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. The complex was designed as a dynastic burial place. The church is known as the Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou and was built between 1506 and 1532 in a lavishly elaborate Flamboyant Gothic style, with some classicizing Renaissance aspects. Margaret, her second husband Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, and his mother, Margaret of Bourbon, are all buried in tombs within the church. The entrance of the church adorned with several statues and reliefs.

Tympan

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In the center is a console with a statue of Christ with his arms bound and the crown of thorns on his head. On both sides are three-part arches, with in each central arch, a kneeling figures of Margaret of Austria and her husband Philibert II Duke of Savoy both with their patron saint, in the outer, smaller arches are angels.

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Philibert II de Savoie / Philibert II, Duke of Savoy
(1480 - 1504)
nicknamed the Handsome or the Good, was the Duke of Savoy from 1497 until his death (Wikipedia). with Saint Philibert
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Ecce Homo
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Marguerite d'Autriche / Margaret of Austria
(Brussels 1480 - Mechelen 1530)
Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy by her two marriages, was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1507 to 1515 and again from 1519 to 1530 (Wikipedia).
with Saint Margaret.

Statues

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Saint André / Saint Andrew
apostle and the brother of Saint Peter; founder and the first bishop of the Church of Byzantium. Protector of fishermen, in particular. He is shown with a saltire cross, in accordance with the way in which he died (Wikipedia).
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Saint Pierre / Saint Peter
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand (Wikipedia)
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Saint Nicolas de Tolentin / Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
(c. 1246 - 1306), Augustinian, known as the Patron of Holy Souls, was an Italian saint and mystic (Wikipedia).
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Saint Paul
the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Andrew, St.
  • Angel
  • Christ (Ecce Homo)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Margaret of Austria
  • Margaret the Virgin, St.
  • Nicholas of Tolentino, St.
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Philibert II (Duke of Savoy)
  • Philibert, St.
  • Tympanum
  • Location (N 46°11'52" - E 5°14'8")

    Item Code: frra295; Photograph: 17 August 2018
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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