Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Graz
Steiermark

Bürgergasse
(Katharinakirche)

Heiligenstatuen an der Katharinakirche

Saint statues at St. Catharine's Church


17th century

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Description

On the top of the front façade of St. Catharine's Church is a statue of Sankt Katharina / Saint Catherine, (early 4th century), Virgin princess, martyr; she was condemned to death on the spiked breaking wheel, but, at her touch, it shattered (Wikipedia).
On the sides of the fronton are two angels with laurel wreaths.

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In the façade are two niches with statues of two persons converted to Christianity by St. Catharine:

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Empress Faustina
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Porphyrius / Porphyry, captain of the guard

Tags

Locatie (N 47°4'18" - E 15°26'32")

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Item Code: atst061; Photograph: 6 September 2016
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