Statues - Hither & Thither

Spain
Badajoz
Badajoz (prov.)

Extremadura

Plaza España
(Catedral de San Juan Bautista)

San Juan Bautista y San Blas

St. John the Baptist and St. Blaise

Hans de Bruselas & 17th century sculptor
1692 & 1553

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Description

Two statues in the cathedral of St. John the Baptist: a large statue of the patron saint above the Puerta Principal, the main entrance, and a smaller marble statue of St. Blase at Puerta de San Blas, the side entrance at the Calle San Blas.

Badajoz - San Juan Bautista y San Blas
San Juan Bautista / St. John the Baptist
(c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD), itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan." (Wikipedia).

dating from 1692

Badajoz - San Juan Bautista y San Blas
San Blas / St. Blaise
physician, and bishop of Sebastea, Armenia, was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron carding combs, and beheaded. Blaise is often shown with the instruments of his martyrdom, steel combs, or with candles (Wikipedia)

Sculpted by Hans de Bruselas, 1533

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Location (N 38°52'41" - W 6°58'11")

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