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Eary XVIII century, Holy mass at Cathoric church Holy Cross in Augsburg
Year 1703, divine service at Holy Cross Church in Augsburg
“Christ Child”, pen drawing by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
From the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519). Surprisingly enough in the illustration an angel, some cherubs, a donkey and a bishop (or maybe the Emperor himself) can be easily discerned, but the Christ Child must be very well … Continued
woodcut “Luther and Hus sharing the Sacrament”
Woodcut “Luther und Hus das Abendmahl erteilend”, by Lukas Cranach (1472-1533). The Hus mentioned in the title is most likely Jan Hus, a Czech priest and reformer who died 68 jears before Luther’s birth. Thus the illustration is definitely to … Continued
Woodcut flyer from the Reformation Era
Woodcut flier from the Protestant Reformation time (XIV century), grotesquely depicting sinners being punished and swallowed by an unspecified monster. The prayer in ther caption is milder than the illustration (“intelligenti pauca”).
Byzantine mosaic: empress Theodora and a train of court ladies.
Byzantine mosaic, year 547, representing empress Theodora, solemn and formal, with golden halo, crown and jewels, and a train of court ladies. The panel is visible in the Basilica di San Vitale, the most famous monument in Ravenna, Italy and … Continued