An eagle with a goblet of poison?

tufa stone collar of the Eusebius Tower in Arnhem, the Evangelist John as Eagle. Circa 1953

the old corbel in tuff stone: its beak and the viper's head have broken off

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Of the four corbels I'm carving for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) and copying in new stone, I got to carve the eagle last week. As I explained earlier the Eagle symbolizes St. John the evangelist. …Read the whole article…

The lion: St. Mark

Copying a corbel with lion (evangelist Marcus) the tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

pointing/copying, from tuff to Muschelkalk

old corbel Lion; Ettringer tufa

The old corbel with the lion in Ettringer Tuff stone

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In order to finish all of the work in time, I am currently carving six days a week, and because I can work in my own studio I am not bound to fixed times. That way I can make some nice progress, and that's how the copy of the corbel with Marcus was finished this week. Where Lucas got a bull as his symbol, Mark got the winged lion. …Read the whole article…

Saint Luke's bull

Lucas bull tower Eusebiuskerk

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As I mentioned earlier, these weeks I'm still busy carving corbels for St Eusebius' Church in Arnhem, for its tower to be exact. Last week the (large) blocks for the four evangelists arrived, and now the relief with the bull is finished. …Read the whole article…

The Eusebius-copying and more

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone. Tower of St. Eusebius' Church

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone

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As I reported yesterday I am currently carving corbels for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands). …Read the whole article…

A set of corbels for the Eusebius Church

corbels for the tower of St. Eusebius' ChurchThe St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) has been clad in scaffolding for a number of years now, and now the time has come to tackle the sculptured parts.

I was asked to copy the first tuff stone pieces from the fifties in new Muschelkalk limestone. …Read the whole article…