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Wechselburg, Collegiate Church with Rood Screen and Cross
Germany

The Collegiate Church of Wechselburg in Saxony is a late Romanesque basilica, finished in the late 12th century. Extraordinary are the sculptures of the rood screen and especially the figures of the cross on top of the rood screen.

The rood screen was created in 1230 but was destroyed in 1680. In 1972 it was rebuilt and the preserved sculptures were incorporated - one of the great achievments of the East German built heritage conservation. In the niches stand among others Abraham, Daniel, David and Solomon.

The great cross is carved from oak and shows Adam at the feet of Christ, Mary to the right and St. John to the the left of Christ. Both stand on kings.

A late Gothic altar from 1510 can be seen behind the rood screen in the eastern apse of the choir.

The panorama shots were taken handheld.

Wikipedia: here

Copyright: Wolfgang guelcker
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Uploaded: 28/05/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014
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Tags: church; interior; romanesque; sculpture; point of interest; cultural; historic
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