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Nederlands: De Sint-Pieters- en Pauluskerk is een voormalige Jezuïetenkerk op de Veemarkt in Mechelen. De preekstoel, een werk van Hendrik Frans Verbruggen (ca.1700) toont in de vorm van allegorische figuren de verspreiding van het Geloof over vier werelddelen.

De voet is een wereldbol die op kruipdieren rust; op de bol zitten de vier toen bekende werelddelen, in de gedaante van personen en kenmerkende dieren

  • Amerika: de indiaan, schildpad en slang
  • Europa: de jonge vrouw met de hoorn des overvloeds, een scepter, een

boek en een hinde

  • Azië, de vrouw met een tulband en de luipaard
  • Afrika, de zwarte bedekt met olifantenhuid, en de krokodil
English: The Sint-Pieters- en Pauluskerk (Saint peter's and Paul's Church) is a former Jesuit Church in Mechelen. The pulpit was sculpted by Hendrik Frans Verbruggen (April 30, 1654 in Antwerp – December 12, 1724, Antwerp).

The pulpit rests on a globe carried by land animals; allegories for the four known continents are sitting on the globe:

  • America: indian, tortoise and snake
  • Europe : a young woman with cornucopia, a sceptre, a book and a hind
  • Asia: a woman with turban and leopard
  • Africa: a black man covered in elephant skin and crocodile
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