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Switzerland
Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Klosterhof (Brunnenhof)

Otmarbrunnen

St. Othmar's Fountain

St. Othmar (near St. Gallen c. 689 - Werd Island c. 759)
monk and priest appointed as the first abbot of the Abbey of St. Gall
(Wikipedia)
August Rausch
1959

Sankt Gallen /  Otmarbrunnen   Sankt Gallen /  Otmarbrunnen

Description

Stone statue of St. Otmar ("S. OTMAR") as a Benedictine abbot, with a little barrel, an allusion to the alleged miracle, that a barrel of St. Othmar never became empty, no matter how much he took from it to give to the poor. The statue stands next to a stone fountain basin with reliefs depicting the life of St. Otmar:

Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen

  1. (long side) 4 scenes:

Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen
2
Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen
3

  1. (short side) The body of St. Othmar is brought over the lake to St. Gallen.
  2. (short side) St. Othmar received by King Pepin.

Inscription(s)

1959 errichtet vom kath. administrationsrat zur 1200-jahrfeier de
heiligen otmar

Signature

aug. rausch

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°25'22" E 9°22'39"

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