2016/11/29 – Twelve Apostles back to facade Latin School


The images of the twelve apostles return Tuesday to the facade of the Latin School, directly opposite the entrance to the St. Stephen’s Church.The (handmade) twelve images date from 1965 and are replicas of the original ones from 1545, designed by architect Herman van Herengrave.
Bad condition
The original apostles dating from the 16th century were in such a bad condition that they could not be restored anymore. After fifty years, the new images had been restored. The stone had become porous and sometimes there were parts of the displays missing.
That’s why they were picked up at the St. Stevenskerkhof in December 2015 of the facade. A specialized quarrying, with help from 3D scans restored the twelve former glory, a little earlier than planned.