Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Valognes
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place Vicq d'Azir
(Église Saint-Malo)

Huit prophètes

Eight Prophets

Martha Flandrin & Paul Rancilhac
1960

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Description

The pillars of the covered porch entrance is decorated with the figure of a prophet, designed by Martha Flandrin and realised by Paul Rancilhac:
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  1. MOISE / Moses, Biblical figure, religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed (Wikipedia).
  2. DAVID / David, Biblical figure (Wikipedia).
  3. JEREMIE / Jeremiah, prophet (Wikipedia).
  4. JEAN BAPTISTE / 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)..

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  5. ABRAHAM / Abraham, first of the three biblical patriarchs of Israel (Wikipedia).
  6. ISAIE / Isaiah, prophet (Wikipedia).
  7. EZECHIEL / Ezekiel, prophet (Wikipedia).
  8. SIMEON / Simeon, the "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who, according to Luke 2:25-35, met Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as they entered the Temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law of Moses on the 40th day from Jesus' birth at the presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Wikipedia).

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Tags

  • Abraham
  • David (king)
  • Ezekiel
  • Flandrin, Martha
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • John the Baptist, St.
  • Moses
  • Prophet
  • Rancilhac, Paul
  • Simeon
  • Location N 49°30'29" W 1°28'10"

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