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Germany
Bernkastel-Kues
Lkr. Bernkastel-Wittlich

Rheinland-Pfalz

Gestade 3a

Kruzifix mit Marienfigur - Stabat Mater

Crucifix with Saint Mary - Stabat Mater


1751

Bernkastel-Kues /  Kruzifix mit Marienfigur - Stabat Mater   Bernkastel-Kues /  Kruzifix mit Marienfigur - Stabat Mater

Description

Sandstone crucifix with St. Mary at the foot. On the pedestal the first strophe of a German translation of Stabat Mater, a 13th-century hymn to Mary (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

Christi Mvtter stvnd mit
Schmerzen bei dem Chrevtz
betrvebt von Herzen weil ihr lieber
Sohn da hieng dvrch die Seele ... hoechstem
Leiden davon ihr that Jesvs scheiden
ein gar scharfes Schwerd dvrchgieng
anno 1751 den 7 Oct
In English:

At the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to her Son to the last.
Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
all His bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.

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Location (N 49°55'0" - E 7°4'28")

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