Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Berlin
(Köpenick)
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Schloßhof
(Schloßkirche)

Die vier Evangelisten, Mose und Aaron

The Four Evangelists, Moses and Aaron

Attributed to
Balthasar Permoser

Berlin /  Die vier Evangelisten, Mose und Aaron

Description

Berlin - Die vier Evangelisten, Mose und Aaron
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Six stone statues on top of the front façade of the Palace Church.
    Front, the evangelists, each with a book and his symbol at his feet:
  1. St. Matthäus / St. Matthew with an angel, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Markus / St. Mark with a lion, one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Lukas / St. Luke with a bull, one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).
  4. St. Johannes / St. John the Evangelist with an eagle, conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

    Left:

  5. Moses with the stone tablets.
    (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה‎), Biblical figure, religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed (Wikipedia). Right:
  6. Aaron in priest's clothes.
    the older brother of Moses and a prophet of God. He represented the priestly functions of his tribe, becoming the first High Priest of the Israelites (Wikipedia).

On the tympanum above the entrance are two allegorical figures representing Faith and Love.

Berlin - Die vier Evangelisten, Mose und Aaron

Signature

(St. Mark): PB

Annotation

The church is built 1682-1685 after a design by Johann Arnold Nering.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Aaron
  • Charity (Charitas)
  • Evangelists (Four)
  • Faith (Fides)
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Luke, St.
  • Mark, St.
  • Matthew, St.
  • Moses
  • Permoser, Balthasar
  • Location N 52°26'37" E 13°34'25"

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