Statues - Hither & Thither

Estonia
Tallinn
Harjumaa

Niguliste
(Niguliste kirik)

Kristus ja neli evangelisti

Christ and the four evangelists


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Description

On the façade of one of the side chapels of the Niguliste Church are five stone statues:
  1. (top center) Kristus / Christ
  2. (top left) Matteus / St. Matthew, with an angel, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).
  3. (top right) Markus / St. Mark, with a lion, one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).
  4. (on column left) Luukas / St. Luke, with a bull, one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).
  5. (on column right) Johannes / St. John the Evangelist, with an eagle, conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

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Tags

Location N 59°26'9" E 24°44'33"

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Item Code: ee049; Photograph: 7 July 2013
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