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#5694: Gero Cross (976)

Photo 5694: Gero Cross (976) - Cologne Cathedral

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5694
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Gero Cross (976)
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The Gero Cross (Gero-Kreuz), in a chapel off the north aisle, is the oldest surviving monumental crucifix north of the Alps. Carved in 976 in a style ahead of its time, the crucifix depicts Jesus neither suffering nor triumphant, but with his eyes closed, dead. It is both a powerful religious image and a wonderful piece of art. With the Magi reliquary and the Madonna of Milan, the Gero Cross is one of the three major pilgrim stops in the cathedral.
Geotag
50.941285° N, 6.958144° E
Uploaded
May 21, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600