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Kaiser Otto I. und Kreuzigungsgruppe

Emperor Otto I and Calvary

Medieval artist
13th century

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Description

The Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) has a few sculpture works on the portals at the north and west side. The church was founded in 954 by Otto I at the Imperial Diet (Reichstag) in Arnsfeld.

Two statues flanking the portal of the northern transept.

Arnstadt - Kaiser Otto I. und Kreuzigungsgruppe
heavily damaged statue, of the 13th century, maybe Otto's wife Edith. Originally she holds a church model in her hand. See photo at Bildarchiv.
Arnstadt - Kaiser Otto I. und Kreuzigungsgruppe
Otto I., der Große / Otto the Great (912 - Memleben 973), founder of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning from 936 until his death in 973 (Wikipedia).
probably a copy of the 13th century statue, see photo at Bildarchiv.

The tympan of the north portal in the nave shows a Calvary, dating from 1246/1255.

Arnstadt - Kaiser Otto I. und Kreuzigungsgruppe Arnstadt - Kaiser Otto I. und Kreuzigungsgruppe

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Locatie (N 50°50'0" - E 10°56'30")

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Item Code: deth130; Photograph: 11 October 2018
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