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(2) Josef Stammel, The Four Last Things: Resurrection (also Judgement)

(2) Josef Stammel, The Four Last Things: Resurrection (also Judgement)

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Still partly wrapped in his shroud, the figure of a young man rises from his grave accompanied by a putto as angel.

Bibliothek 4LETZTE1 RPlaced over his head is a rainbow on which the resurrected Christ is enthroned as Judge of the World. No judgement has yet been made in the case of the young man, whose gaze is directed at the demon cowering at his feet. This figure represents the prosecutor ‒ the advocate of the Devil ‒ he wears glasses and is being pushed to one side under the weight of a mighty tome that records the deeds of the individual undergoing judgement. To the right, opposite the ‘Admont library devil’ as he is called, can be seen a displaced grave stone. It shows a skull, a candle in the process of being extinguished, the date ‘1760’ (presumably the date on which all the figures were completed) and the initials ‘ST’ for ‘Stammel’.

Skulpturen und Reliefs in der Stiftsbibliothek Admont

  • Sculptural decoration The sculptural work by Josef Stammel in Admont Abbey library There are 16 sculptures and two large reliefs by Josef Stammel (1695 – 1765) in Admont Abbey library. It is probable that 60 of the total of 68 busts ‒ of scholars, artists, poets, sculptors and muses ‒ that decorate…
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