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Golden Pulpit (1020)

Golden Pulpit (1020)

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Image ID
1966
Title
Golden Pulpit (1020)
Caption
The magnificent Golden Pulpit, commissioned by Emperor Heinrich II and completed in about 1020. It is covered in gold and studded with jewels and precious objects, including ancient and medieval bowls. The dishes are not the only unusual decorations: there are also six sensuous pagan ivory reliefs from Egypt, dating from the 6th century AD.
Coordinates
50.7746120° N, 6.0841140° E
Resolution
3888 x 2592 pixels
File Size
8.32 MB
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800
Credit
Holly Hayes
Copyright Status
All Rights Reserved
Date Created
January 8, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 17, 2009

The magnificent Golden Pulpit, commissioned by Emperor Heinrich II and completed in about 1020. It is covered in gold and studded with jewels and precious objects, including ancient and medieval bowls. The dishes are not the only unusual decorations: there are also six sensuous pagan ivory reliefs from Egypt, dating from the 6th century AD.

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