St Christopher Art Photos

St Christopher (died c251) was supposedly a giant who carried travelers across a river. One day he carried a child across who was so heavy that Christopher feared they would drown. The child revealed he was Christ who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders. St Christopher became the protectors of travelers.
Symbols: Christ Child on shoulder of giant crossing torrent.

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St Hommebon & St Christopher painting by Pietro Lianori of Bologna at Petit Palais Museum. Avignon, France.St Christopher & St Onuphrius painting by Gabriel Mäleskircher at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St Anne, Virgin & Christ Child with Sts Christopher, Gereon & Peter painting with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Oak choir stall carved with St Joseph or St Christopher & Christ child in Unterlinden Museum. Colmar, France.
St Hommebon & St Christopher painting (1400s) by Pietro Lianori of Bologna at Petit Palais Museum. Avignon, France.St Christopher & St Onuphrius painting (c1475-80) by Gabriel Mäleskircher at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St Anne, Virgin & Christ Child with Sts Christopher, Gereon & Peter painting (c1480) with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Oak choir stall (1493) carved with St Joseph or St Christopher & Christ child in Unterlinden Museum. Colmar, France.
Wooden boxes with scenes of Sts Christopher, Rock & Marguerite after Jean d'Ypres from Paris at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Martyrdom of St Sebastian with panel wings of St Stephen & St Christopher altar painting by Hans Baldung Grien at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St Christopher & St Catherine painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St Sebastian & St Christopher painting by Lorenzo Lotto at Berlin Gemaldegalerie. Berlin, Germany.
Wooden boxes with scenes of Sts Christopher, Rock & Marguerite (end 15thC) after Jean d'Ypres from Paris at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Martyrdom of St Sebastian with panel wings of St Stephen & St Christopher altar painting (1507) by Hans Baldung Grien at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St Christopher & St Catherine painting (c1510-5) by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St Sebastian & St Christopher painting (1531) by Lorenzo Lotto at Berlin Gemaldegalerie. Berlin, Germany.
Bohemian or German glass beaker with St Christopher & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Flemish carving of St Christopher & Christ Child at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Portuguese tile mural of St Christopher at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Carmel, CA.St Christopher pillar painting at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.
Bohemian or German glass beaker with St Christopher (1659) & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ (c1600-25) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Flemish carving of St Christopher & Christ Child (17thC) at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Portuguese tile mural of St Christopher at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Carmel, CA.St Christopher pillar painting at St Mary's Church. Lübeck, Germany.
Carvings of Sts Christopher & George + others at Frauenkirche. Munich, Germany.Carved St Christopher at Jerpoint Abbey. Ireland.Stained glass inset of St Christopher crossing river with Jesus on his shoulder framed with insets of birds at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.St Christopher Carrying Christ Child through Sinful World by circle of Hieronymus Bosch at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Carvings of Sts Christopher & George + others at Frauenkirche. Munich, Germany.Carved St Christopher at Jerpoint Abbey. Ireland.Stained glass inset of St Christopher crossing river with Jesus on his shoulder framed with insets of birds at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.St Christopher Carrying Christ Child through Sinful World (c1520) by circle of Hieronymus Bosch at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
St Christopher by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.St Christopher painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.St Christopher painted on 19 Marktstraße building. Bad Tölz, Germany.
St Christopher (c1514) by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.St Christopher painting (c1518-20) by Lucas Cranach the Elder at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.St Christopher painted on 19 Marktstraße building. Bad Tölz, Germany.

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