Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Klosterhof

St. Otmar und St. Gallus

St. Othmar and St. Gall

Ludwig Stocker
1992

Sankt Gallen /  St. Otmar und St. Gallus

Description

Two very modern statues of white marble and black basalt in niches flanking the gate through the Hofflügel (Courtyard wing) to the Brunnenhof:

Sankt Gallen - St. Otmar und St. Gallus
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Sankt Gallen - St. Otmar und St. Gallus
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  1. OTMAR - 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).
  2. GALLUS - Saint Gall, Gallen, or Gallus (Ireland c. 550 - Arbon c. 646), Irish disciple and one of the traditional twelve companions of Saint Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent; portrayed as an abbot blessing a bear that brings him a log of wood (Wikipedia)

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 47°25'23" E 9°22'40"

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