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St. Getreu, Bamberg: Trinitarieraltar
This is the altar of Bamberg's confraternity of Trinitarians. This Catholic order, founded in 1198, has a special dedication to the mystery of the Holy Trinity and is known for its founding-intention of ransoming captured Christians during the crusades (Wikipedia). Many references to the history of this order can be seen here: instead of the altarpiece we can see the calling vision of St John of Matha. It shows an angel with the blue-red cross of the Trinitarian order who cup his hands around a prisoner and a slave. Above him the depiction of trinity with God Father, Christ, and the eye of God; at the angel's feet a stag drinking from a font (also a vision of Felix of Valois). John and Felix are flanking the altar.
I'm a bit occupied these days, I'll visit you soon.