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Germany
Mainz
Stadt Mainz

Rheinland-Pfalz

Markt 3
(Löwen Apotheke)

Ss. Cosmas und Damian

Sts. Cosmas and Damian

(Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός) (d. ca. 287)
twins and early Christian martyrs; practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas), then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Ανάργυροι" (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith
(Wikipedia)

19th century/1980

Mainz /  Ss. Cosmas und Damian   Mainz /  Ss. Cosmas und Damian

Description

Two sandstone statues on consoles, showing Saints Cosmas and Damian. In the center of the façade is a sandstone sculpture of a lion holding a coat of arms. In the upper part of the façade are painted portrait medallions of:

Mainz - Sankt Kosmas und Damian Mainz - Sankt Kosmas und Damian
  1. Justus von Liebig (Darmstadt 1803-München 1873), German chemist, made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry (Wikipedia)
  2. Robert Koch (Clausthal 1843 - Baden-Baden 1910), German physician (Wikipedia).

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The original painting was made in 1892.

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Location (N 49°59'58" - E 8°16'23")

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