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Josefsbrunnen

Joseph's Fountain

(Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ)
the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father")
(Wikipedia)
Johann Frühwirth & Johann Martin Fischer
1680/1804

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Description

Granite fountain basin with a bronze statue of Saint Joseph, and a boy showing him a scroll with his pedigree. The statue stands on a plinth with two reliefs on the faces:

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  1. Annunciation to Joseph in Nazareth (Matthew 1:20-25).
  2. The Flight to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23).

Annotation

At the request of Emperor Leopold I, the two fountains on the Graben were in 1680 equipped with stone statues of St. Joseph and Leopold, made by the sculptor Johann Frühwirth. These statues were 1804 replaced by lead figures made by Johann Martin Fischer replaced. The statues of Frühwirth have been missing ever since.

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Tags

Location N 48°12'32" E 16°22'9"

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