Cologne Cathedral: Two Windows

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 1 May 2011 in Art & Design.

Left Window: Coronation of the Virgin window, 1509. Philipp II, count of Virneburg donated this window: he can be seen with his 1st and 2nd wife at the bottom of the window. On top the coronation of St Mary, below various saints (Mary Magdalene, St George, St John the Evangelist and St Peter).
Right Window: Christ window, 1525 and 1560. This window was compiled from two windows of Cologne churches demolished in the 19th century. Both window cycles are depicting scenes in the life of the Christ.

(Source 1, Source 2)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Although from the same century (originally) the two windows look quite differently.

1 May 2011 8:54am

@António Pires: Yes, they must have come from different schools / ateliers.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great image Manfred, hope you had a fine Easter.

1 May 2011 2:33pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly! Unfortunately not, I was lying in bed most of the time (some nasty infect).


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