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#865: Altar Frontal (c.1010): Medallion

Photo 865: Altar Frontal (c.1010): Medallion - National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris

Photo Details

Photo ID
865
Date
2008-07-21
Location
National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris
Description
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.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
5.16 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
48.850392° N, 2.343999° E
Date Digitized
July 21, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes