Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Plérin
Côtes-d'Armor

Bretagne

Rue de la Croix
(Cimetière)

Calvaire

Calvary

Yves Hernot (Ier)
1864

Plérin /  Calvaire   Plérin /  Calvaire

Description

Granite calvary, crucifix and statues of St. Mary and St. John. The cross with a ribbon with text "[vide]te si est dolor sicut dolor meus" ("see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow", Lamentations of Jeremiah 1:12).

Inscription(s)

deo
omnipotenti maximo
missionis
ad commemorationem
parochiam plerinenses
hoc monvmentvm fidei
erexervnt
anno m.d.c.c.c.lxiv
mathurin moro, recteur
louis denis, maire
joachim gaultier du mottay,
président de la fabrique
eugène moreau, }
yves burel            }
vicaires
françois le tourneau, }
mathurin pochon.          }
paul trehen, trésorier

y. hernot, Sculpsit

Calvary (calvaire)

Calvary or Golgotha was the site, outside of ancient Jerusalem's early first century walls, at which the crucifixion of Jesus occurred. In religius sculpture, a calvary is a type of monumental public crucifix with two or more adjoining statues.
In northern France, Belgium, and southern Netherlands calvaries were erected at the junction of routes and tracks or on cemeteries, usually showing the crucifix with statues of Saint John the Apostle and Saint Mary Magdalena.
The calvaire in Bretagne is distinguished from a simple crucifix cross by the inclusion of three-dimensional figures surrounding the Crucifixion itself, typically representing Mary and the apostles of Jesus, though later saints and symbolic figures may also be depicted.
In Central Europe, a calvary is a complex of shrines or chapels containing not only the sculpture or painting of Crucifixion of Jesus, but all the Stations of the Cross. (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 48°32'3" W 2°46'4"

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