Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Xanten
Kr. Wesel

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kapittel
(Dom St. Viktor)

Berendonck'sche Kalvarienberg

Berendonck Calvary

Calvary or Golgotha was the site, outside of ancient Jerusalem's 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
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1536

Xanten /  Berendonck'sche Kalvarienberg   Xanten /  Berendonck'sche Kalvarienberg

Description

Sculpture group: Three crosses with Christ and the two thieves. Below the crosses are standing John, Mary and Mary Magdalene, and kneeling the founder of the group of figures, Gerhard Berendonck.

Inscription(s)

Hevs tv siste viator
Pro te conditor orbis
Restat. poplite flexo
Servatoris adores
Gerardvs Berendonck
Qvis sim. svspice fixvs
Cvlpam morte p. avi
Denvdes capvt atque
Immortale trophevm
Canonicvs xanct. F.C.
1525

Annotation

The sculpture group was finded by Johannes Berendonck in 1536. After his death in 1553, an epitaph was added. The present statues are replicas.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°39'43" E 6°27'12"

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