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Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin

Savaria, Pannonia (now Szombathely, Hungary), 316 - Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul 397
3rd Bishop of Tours. Around his name much legendary material accrued and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints
(Wikipedia)

1855-73

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Description

On two sides of the tower of the Church of St. Martin in the Bull Ring are niches with statues, on the north side a knight (?), on the west side St. Martin with the beggar. On the porch at the southside of the chuch is a seated figure of St. Martin and six roundels with reliefs of scenes on the life of St. Martin:

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  1. Resurrection of a Youth
  2. St. Martin and the Brigands; The Empress Kneels Before St. Martin
  3. St. Martin Sharing the Mantle with a Poor
  4. Apparition of Christ and Angels in St. Martin's Dream
  5. ??
  6. Miraculous Mess (?)

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Are these correct identified?

Annotation

The tower was built 1855, and the church was rebuilt in Gothic style in 1873.

Tags

Location (N 52°28'37" - W 1°53'36")

Item Code: gbwm058; Photograph: 24 June 2014
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