Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Bregenz
Vorarlberg

Kirchplatz 3
(Stadtpfarkirche St. Gallus)

Sankt Petrus und Sankt Paulus

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The apostles Peter and Paul are often depicted together. In Catholic tradition, Peter is said to have founded the church in Rome with Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there along with Paul.

c. 1740

Bregenz /  Sankt Petrus und Sankt Paulus   Bregenz /  Sankt Petrus und Sankt Paulus

Description

Two stone statues on both sides of the entrance under the tower of the St. Gall Church:

Bregenz - Sankt Petrus und Sankt Paulus
1
Bregenz - Sankt Petrus und Sankt Paulus
2

  1. St. Petrus / St. Peter, holding originally a key in his hand.
  2. St. Paulus / St. Paul, holding a sword in his hand.

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Location N 47°29'54" E 9°44'51"

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