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Switzerland
Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Marktgasse
(St. Laurenzen)

Vier Evangelisten

The Four Evangelists

The four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Their versions of the life of Jesus - the Gospel - are included in the New Testament. In art, they are depicted with their symbols: Eagle (John), Lion (Mark), Bull (Luke) and Angel (Matthew) or just with these symbols in the so-called tetramorphe.
Johann Jakob Oechslin
1850

Sankt Gallen /  Vier Evangelisten   Sankt Gallen /  Vier Evangelisten

Description

Four statues of the evangelists at the front façade of the church:

Sankt Gallen - Vier Evangelisten
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Sankt Gallen - Vier Evangelisten
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Sankt Gallen - Vier Evangelisten
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Sankt Gallen - Vier Evangelisten
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  1. St. Lukas / St. Luke with a bull
    one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Matthäus / St. Matthew with an angel
    one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Markus / St. Mark with a lion
    one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).
  4. St. Johannes / St. John the Evangelist with an eagle
    conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 47°25'27" - E 9°22'36")

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