Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Paderborn
Lkr. Paderborn

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Michaelstraße 19
(St. Michaelkirche)

Sankt Michael

Saint Michael

Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).
(Wikipedia)

1696

Paderborn /  Sankt Michael   Paderborn /  Sankt Michael

Description

Stone statue of Sint Michael impaling a dragon with a cross staff.

Inscription(s)

D.O.M.S.
HERMANNVS WEERNERVS
Dei & Apost: Sedis Gratia,
Episcop. Pad: S.R.I.P. Comes
Pyrmontan., Præposit. Hildes: L.B. Wolf Metternich
ex Gracht. Ecclesiã hanc in Honorem S. Michaelis
Archangeli a Fundamentis Extruxit.

paX per te patrIæ MICaeL VIVentIbVs VrbIs
Ora pro paDerIs, ense tVere tVs.

The last two lines are a chronogram for 1696

Tags

Location N 51°43'13" E 8°45'12"

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