Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nuremberg, Germany - St. Lorenz (St. Lawrence) Medieval Church

One of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, this medieval church was built in 1400s.

 This is "Angelic Salutation" by Veit Stoss.  It was installed as a devotional centerpiece for those reciting the rosary.  The main figures are Virgin Mary and Archangel Gabriel.  After the reformation, this was one of the first churches to become Lutheran. This piece fell out of favor because it celebrated Mary rather than Jesus.  It was shrouded for several centuries from late 1520s until the end of the 19th century.  It was then uncovered and viewable by the public.  Source has more details: Wikipedia.

 Back of Angelic Salutation.

 The Sacrament House, a monumental tabernacle by Adam Kraft.  The artist is featured.  This piece is considered to be Kraft's masterpiece.  It is 61 feet tall in the shape of a Gothic Tower.

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