Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Rorschach
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Hauptstrasse / Neugasse

Jakobsbrunnen

St. James Fountain

Saint James the Greater or James, son of Zebedee (d. 44)
one of the Twelve Apostles. Patron saint of pilgrims, soldiers and cavalrymen. Depicted holding a pilgrim's staff decorated with a scallop shell. His remains are in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Spain)
(Wikipedia)
Louis Wethli Jr.
1896

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Description

Bronze statue of St. James the Greater with staff and bible on a monumental fountain. In the pedestal is a bell, which rings at 11 am and 6 pm during the pilgrimage season.

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Inscription(s)

JACOBUS MAIOR

erbaut
mdcccxcvi
g.v.r.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 47°28'43" E 9°29'26"

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