Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Rheinberg
Kr. Wesel

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Grosser Markt

Feltes-Brunnen

Feltes Fountain

Leo Feltes
1987

Rheinberg /  Feltes-Brunnen   Rheinberg /  Feltes-Brunnen

Description

Bronze sculpture of a sitting saint Peter with two flags in his hands - this is the figure on the old seal of the town of Rheinberg, in the center of a fountain. Around the column eight bronze reliefs showing various festivities in Rheinberg.

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Inscription(s)

On the back the coats of arms of Rheinberg, Borth, Orsoy, and Budberg (the four towns joined in 1975 to the new town of Rheinberg) and: ANNO 1987

Signature

leo feltes

Saint Peter

Simon Peter (Greek: Πέτρος, Pétros, "stone, rock"; possibly died AD 67), sometimes called Simon Cephas after his name in Hellenized Aramaic, was an early Christian leader, who is featured prominently in the New Testament Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Peter was the son of John or of Jonah, and was from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee. His brother Andrew was also an apostle. Simon Peter is venerated in multiple churches, and is regarded as the first Pope by the Roman Catholic Church.
He is depicted as a bearded man with one or more large keys (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°32'45" E 6°36'10"

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