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Magi Window, Cologne Cathedral
The Cologne school of painters produced some fine masterpieces for Cologne Cathedral in the early 16th century. This is the Magi Window from 1507/1508. 16 coats of arms in the bottom rows show the noble ancestry of the donator (the archbishop of Cologne, Hermann of Hesse). The depicted saints (St Peter, Mary, St Elisabeth of Thuringia, St Christopher) are his patron saints. Above them the Magi present their gifts to Mary and the Child.