Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Guastalla
Reggio nell'Emilia (prov.)

Emilia-Romagna

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini
(Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo)

Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo

Saints' Statues at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul


1575

Guastalla /  Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo   Guastalla /  Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo

Description

In the front façade of the cathedral is in the center a niche with a sculpture group with St. Mary and Child, and at the sides niches with statues of St. Peter and Paul, these statues were donated by Cardinal Borromeo before his returned to Milan after consecrating the cathedral in 1575.

Guastalla - Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo
Madonna con Bambino / St. Mary and Child
with a kneeling monk and priest

Guastalla - Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo
San Pietro / 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)

Guastalla - Statue dei Santi al Cattedrale di SS. Pietro e Paolo
San Paolo / 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).

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Location (N 44°55'21" - E 10°39'13")

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