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#5731: Gero Cross (976)

Photo 5731: Gero Cross (976) - Cologne Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
5731
Credit
Title
Gero Cross (976)
Caption
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 23, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600