Date: ca 1732
Technique: stone carving
Joachim Moritz Coppenius Wall Tomb.
Only the upper part of the immured tomb has survived. There is the text plaque in its centre; mirror-image angels are leaning on it and holding a sand-glass in one hand and a skull as a symbol of vanitas in the other. The tomb is crowned with the figure of Christ – Judge of the World with his right arm raised in the gesture of blessing and holding the globe in his left hand.
GOTES VORSEHEN / MUS GESCHEN / OBS GLEICH DIE LEUTE / NICT GERNE SEHEN / ALES SCHAFT GOT / WIE ES IHM GEFELT / WOL DEM DER SEIN / HOFNUNG AUF IHM STELT / ANNO 1732.
God’s intentions/ must be fulfilled/ even if people/ do not understand them/ God creates everything/ according to his will/ Blessed is he/ who trusts in him/ Anno 1732
The name of the deceased Joachim Moritz Coppenius is no more legible