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Chełmno - barred Jesus in the Parish Church

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The Jesus sculpture in the East wall of the Holy Mary Parish Chuch in Chełmno, Poland. The work has been barred in the 1990s, obviously to prevent vandalism.

The church was built in the 13th/14th century. Two towers had been planned, though the southern tower was never completed. Richly decorated, the interior style reaches from the late Roman to Baroque era.

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