Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Werl
Lkr. Soest

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Alter Markt

Stadtbrunnen

Town Fountain

Bonifatius Stirnberg
1982

Werl /  Stadtbrunnen   Werl /  Stadtbrunnen

Description

Fountain depicting three scenes from Werl's history, gathered around a circular fountain basin with in the center the tree of life. The three scenes are:
  1. überführung des gnadenbildes 1661 - the transfer of the miraculous statue of Our Lady from Soest to Werl in 1661. The procession includes
    1. an altar boy wearing the standard with the depiction of Our Lady
    2. a monk with the censer
    3. four monks carrying the statue of Our Lady
    4. two town officials
    5. two nuns
    (click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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    Werl - Stadtbrunnen
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  2. offizialatsgericht 1450/1821 - the ecclesiastical court, chaired by the Official. Depicted is the judge sitting in his chair receiving papers.
  3. werler münzrecht 1050 bis 1650 - the Werl coinage; depicted are a coin maker and a mint master weighing the coins.

(click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Altar boy
  • Coin maker
  • Fountain
  • History Sculpture
  • Judge
  • Mary with Child
  • Mint master
  • Monk
  • Nun
  • Procession
  • Stirnberg, Bonifatius
  • Tree of life
  • Location (N 51°33'11" - E 7°54'52")

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