Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Pisa
Pisa (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza del Carmine
(Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine)

Sant'Elia e San Giovanni Battista

The Prophet Elias and St. John the Baptist


1697

Pisa /  Sant'Elia e San Giovanni Battista   Pisa /  Sant'Elia e San Giovanni Battista

Description

Church of the early 14th century, but the present simple façade was designed by Alessandro Gherardesca, in 1835. The two saints's statues of Carrara marble are from 1697.

Pisa - Sant'Elia e San Giovanni Battista
Sant'Elia / The Prophet Elijah
whose works from Mt. Carmel inspired the first Carmelite brothers (Wikipedia).

Pisa - Sant'Elia e San Giovanni Battista
San Giovanni Battista / 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).

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Location N 43°42'46" E 10°24'1"

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