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Ascension Day

 

according to the Old Testament (Elijah) and the New Testament (Jesus Christ) - seen in  this combination in the Merseburg Dome, carvings of the choir stalls by Kaspar Schockholz, 1446

 

 

Ascension Day

 

according to the Old Testament (Elijah) and the New Testament (Jesus Christ) - seen in  this combination in the Merseburg Dome, carvings of the choir stalls by Kaspar Schockholz, 1446

 

 

comments (11)

I like the footprints... a little artistic license!
Philine: I, too - in Jerusalem I saw the "real" footprints on the Mount of Olives. Many thanks, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 10 May 2018, 00:43
Beautiful carvings...
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 10 May 2018, 02:56
quite ancient
Very nice depiction!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 May 2018, 06:22
The picture on the right reminds me of an ancient reredos in Wells Cathedral, where the naive figure Christ is depicted with feet and bottom of robe only as He ascends
Philine: Yes, this sort of 'physical' depiction was rather popular in medieval times. Man y thanks, Lisl!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 May 2018, 06:37
Fine carving. These could have been executed by the carver only recently, such is their state of preservation
Philine: Assumedly restored as the whole church in the last years (with EU money) - many thanks, Chris!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 May 2018, 07:30
Really lovely carvings to celebrate Ascension day. Out Choir sang at the vigil mass last night.
Philine: What a wonderful way to celebrate this day. Here in Münster is the German Catholic Church Day over four days -with thousands of visitors. Sadly, I cannot take part in some of the very interesting discussions, because I'm just suffering from a flu. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 May 2018, 07:40
A day that I've completely overlooked. Both are such fine carvings and interesting physical depictions of such an event.
Philine: I could imagine that there are some services in the churches of Shetland. Your wonderful image today is also a sort of 'Ascension'. Yes, the physical depiction was usual in medieval times. In Jerusalem I saw the "real" footprints on the Mount of Olives, but for me 'Ascension' is more a transcendental 'event'. Many thanks, Alan!
Very good carvings aren't they.
I confess I was not aware it is Ascension Day Philine. These are fine carvings.

I hope you will soon be feeling better.
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 15 May 2018, 06:52
I like their faces and the footprints!

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