Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Reifferscheid
(Gem. Hellenthal)
Kreis Euskirchen

Nordrhein-Westfalen

In der Freiheit
(Matthiastor)

Sankt Matthias

Saint Matthias

apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot. Protector of carpenters, butchers and smiths. His attribute is a halberd, signifying the way in which he died
(Wikipedia)

20th century?

Reifferscheid /  Sankt Matthias   Reifferscheid /  Sankt Matthias

Description

Polychrome plaster(?) statue of St. Matthias in a niche in the old town gate.

Tags

Location N 50°28'39" E 6°27'58"

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