Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Lisboa
(Fr. da Misericórdia)
Lisboa (distrito)

Lisboa (região)

Largo Chiado 15
(Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação)

Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

Statues at the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation


16th century and 1708

Lisboa /  Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação   Lisboa /  Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

Description

The Church of the Incarnation was inaugurated in 1708. It suffered heavy destruction with the earthquake of 1755, being restored and much altered in 1784, according to the plan of the Architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, the works were finished in 1875. The façade is in a Neoclassical style combined with several late 'Rocaille' elements, with interesting images of Santa Catarina that were part of the old medieval gate at that location.

Above the main, central door is a relief from the original church, showing the annunciation, and in niches above the sides doors 16th-century statues of Our Lady of Loreto and St. Catherine (right).

Lisboa - Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

loreto
Nossa Senhora do Loreto / Our Lady of Loreto

Lisboa - Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

Anunciação / Annunciation

Lisboa - Estátuas na Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação
s.cna.v.e.m.
Santa Catarina / St. Catherine of Alexandria
(early 4th century), Virgin princess, martyr; she was condemned to death on the spiked breaking wheel, but, at her touch, it shattered (Wikipedia).
V.E.M. = Virgo et Martyr (Virgin and Martyr)

Sources & Information

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Location N 38°42'37" W 9°8'34"

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