Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Wildeshausen
Lkr. Oldenburg

Niedersachsen

Markt

Walbertdenkmal

Walbert Monument

In 851 the Saxon noble Waltbraht (Waltbert of Vreden) brought the bones of St Alexander from Rome to his monastery at Wildeshausen.
Gisela Eufe
Harms Guß (Oldenburg)
1998

Wildeshausen /  Walbertdenkmal   Wildeshausen /  Walbertdenkmal

Description

Equestrian statue of Walbert (Waltbraht), a grandson of Widukind, holding a box, behind him the letters W-A-L-B-E-R-T and in front the dates 857 (front) and 851 (back). On the back the text:
TRANSLATIO | der reliquie | ALEXANDERS | aus | ROM

Inscription(s)

„überbringung der
alexanderreliquie
nach wildeshausen
durch waltbertʺ
von giesela eufe
1998

Signature

harms-guss | oldenburg

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 52°53'50" E 8°26'10"

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Item Code: dens318; Photograph: 13 April 2016
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