Joseph Proetzner
St. Matthias

1753-55
Church of St. Peter, Munich, Germany

In his legends St. Matthias was killed with an axe or spear. Here the artist uses a halberd, which is essentially a combination of the two. The saint's name is inscribed on the vignette below. The statue is one of the 12 statues of Apostles that line the two long sides of the nave.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.