St Andrew (sculpture)

St. Martin's parish in Krempachy
Detailed dimensions
Base dimensions – 26 x 23 cm
Catalogue note author
Maria Działo


The sculpture of St. Andrew was made in the 1920s and re-placed on the high altar from the second half of the 19th century. Unfortunately, archival sources do not reveal the author of the work. It depicts St. Andrew - a fisherman and the brother of St. Peter. Initially the saint was a disciple of Saint John the Baptist and then, as one of the first, was chosen by Christ with the following words: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mt 4:19). Saint Andrew died a martyr's death in the Greek city of Patros, crucified head downward on an X-shaped cross. For this reason, he is usually depicted in iconography with a cross, also known as Saint Andrew's cross, which was placed before the sculpture on the alter in Krempachy. He is holding a book, the symbol of his apostolic mission, in his left hand.

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How to cite?

Maria Działo, "St Andrew (sculpture)", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source:

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