Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Sankt-Vith
Liège (province)

Mühlenbachstraße 2
(St. Vitus-Pfarrkirche)

Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten

Saint Vitus and the Four Evangelists

St. Veit / Vitus
died as a martyr during the persecution of Christians by co-ruling Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian in 303
(Wikipedia)
Zygmunt Dobrzycki
1955

Sankt-Vith /  Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten   Sankt-Vith /  Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten

Description

In the tower of the church is a large relief showing a large figure of St. Vitus surrounded by smaller figures.

The three arches forming the entrance to the church have at the front side four reliefs with the figure of an evangelist at the front and his symbol at the side(s):

Sankt-Vith - Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten
1. St. Markus / St. Mark
with a lion.
Sankt-Vith - Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten
2. St. Johannes / St. John the Evangelist
with an eagle.
Sankt-Vith - Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten
3. St. Matthæs / St. Matthew
with an angel.
Sankt-Vith - Sankt Veit und die vier Evangelisten
4. St. Lukas / St. Luke
with a bull.

Signature

(St. Mark) z. dobrzycki | 1955

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 50°16'52" E 6°7'38"

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