Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Liebfrauenberg
(Liebfrauenkirche)

Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche

Sculptures at the Church of Our Lady

A. Welker & Medieval artist
15th century - 1954

Frankfurt am Main /  Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche

Description

The Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) shows two sculptures and a bronze door with sculptures:
  1. Tympan with a relief showing the Calvary scene of 1425
    Calvary or Golgotha was the site, outside of ancient Jerusalemís early first century walls, at which the crucifixion of Jesus occurred. In religius sculpture, a calvary is a type of monumental public crucifix with two or more adjoining statues (Wikipedia).

    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche

  2. Pieta with the coat of arms of the founders in a niche above the entrance of the baptistery.
    The Pietà (Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus (Wikipedia).

    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche

  3. Bronze doors with a relief showing six scenes of the life of St. Mary, sculpted by A. Welker, 1954:

    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    The Annunciation
    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    Adoration of the Magi
    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    Flight into Egypt
    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    Descent from the Cross
    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    Noli me tangere
    Frankfurt am Main - Skulpturen an der Liebfrauenkirche
    Assumption of Mary

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Annunciation
  • Assumption of Mary
  • Bronze door
  • Calvary
  • Christ
  • Descent from the Cross
  • Flight to Egypt
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Mary Magdalene, St.
  • Medieval artist
  • Noli me tangere
  • Pieta
  • Welker, A.
  • Location N 50°6'46" E 8°40'52"

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