Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Xanten
Kr. Wesel

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kapittel

Sankt Viktor

Saint Victor of Xanten

martyr, according to tradition a Praefectus cohortis of a Cohort of the Theban Legion. He was executed in the 4th century in the amphitheater of Castra Vetera (Xanten) for refusing to sacrifice to the Roman gods
(Wikipedia)
Heinrich Blangenbeyl
1468

Xanten /  Sankt Viktor   Xanten /  Sankt Viktor

Description

Stone statue of St. Victor on a column from the Staufer period. The statue shows the saint with pilgrim's hat and scallops.

Annotation

Saint Victor is shown as people in the Middle Ages would present a real saint. Meister Heinrich Blangenbeyl created the stone statue in 1468 and presented it in accordance with the then fashion as a teenage-knight on the pilgrimage route.
The statue is recently re-painted (or replaced by a copy).

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°39'46" - E 6°27'10")

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Item Code: denw188; Photograph: 1 May 2011
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