Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Merton College
(Merton College Chapel)

St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary


late 15th century

Oxford /  St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary   Oxford /  St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary

Description

The Merton Street façade of the chapel of Merton College has two niches with two late 15th century statues:

Oxford - St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary
1. Virgin Mary
Oxford - St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary
2. St. John the Baptist

  1. Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  2. 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)..

Colleges in Oxford

Most of the university colleges in Oxford occupy large areas with several buildings and courts ('quads' in Oxford). There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.

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Location (N 51°45'4" - W 1°15'9")

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