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#864: Altar Frontal (c.1010): SOTER

Photo 864: Altar Frontal (c.1010): SOTER - National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris

Photo Details

Photo ID
864
Credit
Title
Altar Frontal (c.1010): SOTER
Caption
Detail of altar frontal from the early 11th century made of gilded wood and decorated with precious stones. The sculptures depict Christ in Majesty, St. Benedict, and the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The work was commissioned by Emperor Henry II (1002-24), whose symbol can be seen at the foot of Christ, for an important abbey, perhaps Fulda. It was later given to Basel Cathedral before being donated to the museum in 1854.
Geotag
48.850392° N, 2.343999° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600