Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Paderborn
Lkr. Paderborn

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kamp 4
(Gymnasium Theodorianum)

Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und anderen

Dietrich IV of Fürstenberg and others

Heinrich Gröninger
ca. 1614

Paderborn /  Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und anderen   Paderborn /  Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und anderen

Description

Some statues at the façade of the Gymnasium Theodorianum:

Paderborn - Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und andere
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Paderborn - Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und andere
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Paderborn - Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und andere
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  1. Above the main entrance portal is in a niche a statue of:
    Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg (Burg Waterlappe bei Ense 1546 - Schloss zu Neuhaus bei Paderborn 1618), prince-bishop of Paderborn, founder of the Akademia Theodoriana, 1614 (Wikipedia).

    To the left and right of the portal are niches with statues of

  2. Pope (?) with a cross staff wearing the papal tiara.
  3. (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology, is the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom. (Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva).

Inscription(s)

theodorus a
fvrstenberg
dei ac sedis apos
tol. gratia ecclesiæ paderb. antistes ac s.
r.i. princeps affectv zeloq. boni pvblici
qva religione qva sapientia procvrandi pro
pagando religioni qvidem templvm sapie--ti
æ vero gymnasivm academicvm collegivm
porro patrib. societatis iesv tanqvam fi
dis vtrivsq. thesavri dispebsatorib. æternv-
conse crabat

On the side portal are two small statues of jesuits

Paderborn - Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und andere Paderborn - Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg und andere

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°42'59" - E 8°45'15")

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