Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Praha
Hlavní mĕsto

Hrad II. nádvoří
(Kaple sv. Kříže)

Svatí Petr a Pavel

Saint Peter and Paul

The apostles Peter and Paul are often depicted together. In Catholic tradition, Peter is said to have founded the church in Rome with Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there along with Paul.
Emanuel Max
1854

Praha /  Svatí Petr a Pavel   Praha /  Svatí Petr a Pavel

Description

Two statues in niches of the Chapel of the Holy Rood:

  • St. PAULUS
  • St. PETRUS

    Inscription(s)

    Above the niches:

    gratia dei
    sum id quod sum
    et gratia ejus
    in me vacua
    non fuit
    tu es petrus
    et super hanc
    petram
    ĉdificabo
    ecclesiam meam
    But by the grace of God
    I am what I am
    and His grace
    in me hath
    not been void
    (1 Corinthians 15:10)
    You are Petrus [Greek for Rock]
    and on this rock
    I will build
    my Church
    (Mt 16:18)

    Signed (St. Paul): emanuel max fec.
    (St. Peter): mdcccliv

    Sculptor

    Tags

    Location N 50°5'24" E 14°23'57"

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