Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Minoritenplatz (1.)
(Minoritenkirche)

Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche

Saint's statues at the Portals of the Minorites Church

Attributed to
Frater Jacobus Parisiensis
c. 1350

Wien /  Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche

Description

Gothic portal of the Minoritenkirche with a relief and statues.

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
The tympan has a representation of the Crucifixion in three parts. At the top Jesus on the Cross, bottom left the St. Mary, St. Mary Magdalen, Maria Cleophae and most left probably Johanna von Pfirt, the wife of Duke Albert II. Bottom right St. John the Evangelist, Centurio Longinus, a flagman and to the right probably Duke Albert II of Austria (1298-1358).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
On the trumeau is a statue of St. Mary with child.

On the jambs are six saints' statues.

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Philippus / St. Philip the Apostle
one of the Twelve Apostles. He is protector of trinket merchants. He is depicted holding a cross in his left hand as a symbol of the way in which he died, and a book in his right hand as an emblem of dying for the Word of God (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Johannes der Täufer / St. John the Baptist
(c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD), itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan." (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. John the Evangelist
conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Ursula
German saint and martyr (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Margarethe / St. Margaret
also known as Margaret of Antioch (in Pisidia), virgin and martyr (Wikipedia).

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Helena
(ca. 246/50 - 330), consort of Emperor Constantius, and mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the True Cross (Wikipedia).

On the pillars flanking the portal are two statues representing the annunciation.

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
Archangel Gabriel

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
St. Mary

Wien - Heiligenstatuen an der Portalen der Minoritenkirche
The right side portal is dedicated to St. Francis, the founder of the Minorites. It is dived in three fields.
The central field shows the crucified Seraphic Christ.
The left field shows the stigmatization of St. Francis on Mount La Verna, as described by Thomas of Celano.
The right field shows St. Antony of Padua, St. Clara of Assisi and St. Elizabeth of Thuringia as representatives of the three branches of the Franciscan Order.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Clare, St.
  • Crucifix
  • Elisabeth of Thuringia, St.
  • Francis of Assisi, St.
  • Gabriel (Archangel)
  • Helena, St.
  • Jacobus Parisiensis, Frater
  • John the Baptist, St.
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Longinus, St.
  • Margaret the Virgin, St.
  • Maria Cleophae
  • Mary Magdalene, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Pfirt, Johanna von
  • Philip, St.
  • Portal
  • Ursula, St.
  • Location (N 48°12'34" - E 16°21'48")

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