Statues in the front and south façades of the St. Peter's Church.
- At the front side (Bergstraße) is in center a statue of Christ and in niches in the abutments statues of St. Peter and St. 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.
These statues are sculpted by August Herzig and Fritz Neuber.
- At the south side in the entrance halls are four marble statues of the Four Evangelists, made by August Herzig:
In the eastern entrance hall is also a smaller statue of St. Peter
- St. Matthaeus / 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
- St. Marcus / St. Mark with a lion
one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion
- St. Lucas / St. Luke with a bull
one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings
- St. Iohannes / 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
- August Herzig (Hamburg 1846 - Dresden 1919),
- Fritz Neuber (Köln 1837 - Hamburg 1889),
Sources & Information
Location N 53°33'1" E 9°59'48"
Item Code: dehh033; Photograph: 5 March 2015
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