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Sv. Pētera baznīcas Rietumu portāli

West Portals of Saint Peter's Church

Johan Daniel Schauss & Johann Gerwin
1693/94

Rīga /  Sv. Pētera baznīcas Rietumu portāli

Description

The three baroque portals of the high western façade of Saint Peter's Church are added to the church in 1692 after a design by Rupert Bindeschu and Andreas Peterman. They decorated with limestone sculptures of the church patrons and allegorical representations of Christian morality. Each portal has a saint statue flanked by two allegorical figures on top and two saints' statues in niches on the sides.
  1. Right portal
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    1. (top) ?
    2. (left) ?
    3. (right) ?
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  2. Central portal
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    1. (top) ?
    2. (left) ?
    3. (right) St. John the Evangelist, with a chalice
      conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).
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  3. Left portal
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    1. (top) ?
    2. (left) ?
    3. (right) St. Agnes of Rome, with a lamb on a book.
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Location (N 56°56'50" - E 24°6'31")

Item Code: lv017; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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