Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Modena
Modena (prov.)

Emilia-Romagna

Via San Giacomo
(Chiesa di San Barnaba)

Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba

Saints' Statues at the Church of St. Barbabas

Diomiro Cignaroli
c. 1760

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Description

The façade of the baroque Church of St. Barbabas, built 1660, has four niches with statues.

Modena - Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba
San Agostino / St. Augustine
(354 - 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria), philosopher and theologian; his writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity (Wikipedia).

Modena - Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba
San Michele / St. Michael
the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia).

Modena - Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba
San Francesco / St. Francis
born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (1181/82 - 1226), an Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history (Wikipedia).

Modena - Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba
San Barnaba / St. Barnabas
one of the prominent Christian disciples in Jerusalem (Wikipedia).

Modena - Statue dei Santa alla Chiesa di San Barnaba
Above the portal are the symbols of Faith and Hope

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Augustine of Hippo, St.
  • Barnabas, St.
  • Cignaroli, Diomiro
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Faith (Fides)
  • Francis of Assisi, St.
  • Hope (Spes)
  • Michael, St.
  • Location (N 44°38'44" - E 10°55'19")

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