Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Graz
Steiermark

Hofgasse
(Dom)

Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18

War Memorial 1914-18

Peter Neuböck & Franz Eisner
1923

Graz /  Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18   Graz /  Kriegerdenkmal 1914-18

Description

Triptychon in the north façade of the cathedral with above the text: 1914 Nicht Mein Wille - der Deine geschehe! 1918.

The central relief shows Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives after St. Luke 22:41-44: "Er kniete nieder und betete und sprach : Vater, willst du, so nimm diesen Kelch von mir; doch nicht mein, sondern dein Wille geschehe! Es erschien ihm aber ein Engel vom Himmel und stärkte ihn. Und als ihn Todesangst befiel, betete er länger. Und sein Schweiß war wie Tropfen Blutes, das auf die Erde rann." (....and kneeled down, and prayed. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.)
The relief to the left shows "das Gebet der Familie (Vater, Gattin, Kinder) für den Angehörigen im Felde" (the prayer of the family (father, wife, children) for the relatives in the field).
That to the right "das letzte Gebet des Kriegers" (the last prayer of a soldier).

Signature

(Bottom left) fec. Peter Neuböck
(Bottom right) S... Franz Eisner

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°4'19" E 15°26'31"

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