Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Norwich
Norfolk

East of England

St. Peter's Street
(Church of St. Peter Mancroft)

Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft

(artist?)
19th century

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Description

Both portals of the Church of St. Peter Mancroft are adorned with statues, added in the 19th century:

North portal:

Norwich - Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft
1. Virgin and Child
Norwich - Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft
2. St. Peter
Norwich - Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft
3. St. Paul

  1. (top) Virgin and Child, Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  2. (left) St. Peter (possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)
  3. (right) St. Paul the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

South portal:

Norwich - Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft
4. Gabriel
Norwich - Saints' statues at the Church of St. Peter Mancroft
5. Virgin Mary

  1. (left) Gabriel (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, 'God is my strength'), archangel who serves as a messenger to humans from God (Wikipedia).
  2. (right) Virgin Mary.

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Location N 52°37'40" E 1°17'32"

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