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Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Mariahilfer straße (6.)
(Mariahilfer Kirche)

Fassadenstatuen an der Mariahilfer Kirche

Façade statues on the Church of Mariahilf

Ignatius Gunst
1721-26

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Description

Three statues in niches in the façade and one on the top of the front façade of the Mariahilfer Kirche:

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  1. (top of façade) Saint with sword and book (St. Paul?)
  2. (top niche) St. Maria, standing on a cloud with angels.
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  3. (lower left) St. Karl Borromäus
    (Italian: Carlo Borromeo) (1538 - 1584), cardinal, worked during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church (Wikipedia).
  4. (lower right) St. Augustinus
    (354 - 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), philosopher and theologian; his writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity (Wikipedia).

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Location N 48°11'56" E 16°21'10"

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