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#4825: Schottenportal: Right Side Carytids

Photo 4825: Schottenportal: Right Side Carytids - Schottenkirche St Jakob, Regensburg

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4825
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Schottenportal: Right Side Carytids
Caption
Carytids and human heads on the right side of the "Schottenportal," the north portal of the Schottenkirche Sankt Jakob, Regensburg. It has been suggested that these carytids represent vices, while those on the other side symbolize virtues. The monastic church was founded by Irish missionaries and dates mostly from the second half of the 12th century. The portal has been dated to c.1180.
Geotag
49.018607° N, 12.088362° E
Uploaded
February 9, 2010
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Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200