St. George (stone image)
The Catholic parish church of St. Georg is a late Gothic brick church in the Steinbild part of Kluse in the Emsland district in Lower Saxony . It belongs to the parish of St. Georg von Kluse-Steinbild in the BoJe parish association in the Diocese of Osnabrück .
History and architecture
A stone-carved church is mentioned for the first time in 1304. Today's church is a simple, single-nave brick building of four bays with five-eighth end . This building was erected in 1512 after a lost date. Parts of an older building have probably been preserved in the masonry of the two western nave bays. This would also explain the relatively broad proportions of the building. In the two eastern bays and the choir, vaults are built over short services on consoles. The west gallery was built in 1750. The two and three-part windows are decorated with tracery in late Gothic forms. The tower, which is square in plan, is finished with an octagonal copper-covered helmet .
A baptismal font with four lion feet of the Bentheim type was created in the 13th century. The most valuable piece of equipment is the so-called Madonna of the Driving People , which was carved in sandstone by Westphalian masters around 1430. It comes from the circle of the master of the Bentheim crucifixion relief and was originally located in a niche on the outside of the church facing the Ems . Remains of a late Gothic sacrament niche have also been preserved. A large painting and a figure of St. Nepomuk and two angels are works from the 18th century.
- Georg Dehio : Handbook of the German art monuments. Bremen - Lower Saxony. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich, Berlin 1992, ISBN 3-422-03022-0 , p. 1247.
- Information on the website of the municipality of Kluse. Retrieved June 10, 2018 .