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#5730: Gero Cross (976)

Photo 5730: Gero Cross (976) - Cologne Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
5730
Date
2008-01-25
Location
Cologne Cathedral
Description
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.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
2592 x 3888 px
File Size
7.43 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
50.941285° N, 6.958144° E
Date Digitized
January 25, 2008
Date Uploaded
May 23, 2010
Credit
David Joyal