Sedigitus

Sedigitus

Posted on 03/02/2010


Photo taken on August  5, 1989


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art
sculpture
1989
neogothic
Austria
Vienna
Kodak Gold 200-1 5096


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Stone carving (dated 1880) inside the Cathedral of St. Stephen, Vienna, Austria, 5 August 1989.

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Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Interesting shot, there has to be a story behind the figure of the man looking through the window, I think he is holding a knife or maybe its some sort of tool related to his trade?
3 years ago.
Sedigitus has replied to Frank Roolooth
According to Wikipedia: "Beneath the stairs is one of the most beloved symbols of the cathedral: a stone self-portrait of the unknown sculptor gawking (German: gucken) out of a window (German: fenster) and thus famously known as the Fenstergucker. The chisel in the subject's hand, and the stonemason's signature mark on the shield above the window led to the speculation that it could be a self-portrait of the sculptor."
3 years ago.
Frank Roolooth has replied to Sedigitus
Thanks for the information
3 years ago.