Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saxon-Sion
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Sion
(L'Eperon Saint-Joseph)

Saint Joseph et l'Enfant Jésus

Saint Joseph with Jesus

(Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ)
the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father")
(Wikipedia)

1894

Saxon-Sion /  Saint Joseph et l'Enfant Jésus   Saxon-Sion /  Saint Joseph et l'Enfant Jésus

Description

Gothic tower with on top a statue of Saint Joseph (3½ m - 11.5 ft high) and the infant Jesus (2½ m - 8 ft. high). On the ground flour, a sculpture group shows the death of St. Joseph.

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Depictions of Saint Joseph

Joseph is usually depicted as a bearded man in a classic robe. His attributes are: He can be accompanied by Jesus

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Tags

Location N 48°25'49" E 6°4'50"

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