Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Lkr. Wittenberg

Sachsen-Anhalt

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Phillipp Melanchthon

born Philipp Schwartzerdt (Bretten 1497 - Wittenberg 1560)
German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation
(Wikipedia)
Friedrich Drake
1862

Wittenberg, Lutherstadt /  Phillipp Melanchthon   Wittenberg, Lutherstadt /  Phillipp Melanchthon

Description

Bronze statue of Melanchton in ecclesiastical robe.

Inscription(s)

Ich rede
von Deinen Zeugnissen
und Königen
und schäme mich nicht.
Psalm 119. 46
Quum animos
ad fontes contulerimus
Christum
sapere incepiemus
Melanchton.
Dem Lehrer Deutschlands
die evangelische Kirche
König Wilhelm
legte den Grundstein
als Prinz-Regent
den 19. April 1860
Seid fleiszig zu halten
die Einigkeit im Geiste
durch das Bund
des Friedens
Ephes. 4. 3
I will speak
of thy testimonies
also before kings,
and will not be ashamed.
Psalm 119:46
when we turn our attention
to the sources,
we can begin
to understand Christ
Melanchton.
To the teacher of Germany
by the protestant church.
King Wilhelm
laid the foundation stone
as Prince-Regent
on 19th April 1860
Endeavouring to keep
the unity of the Spirit
in the bond
of peace.
Ephesians 4: 3

Signature

fr. drake fec: 1862.

Annotation

The baldachin which belongs over the statue was removed for restoriation while we were in Wittenberg.

Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Phillipp Melanchthon

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 51°51'59" - E 12°38'35")

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Item Code: desa051; Photograph: 2 September 2012
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