the 'nave' of the church, Kirchenschiff in German, fr. nef, reminds of a real ship. This beautifully painted ceiling (1478) was spotted in St. Mary's Church /Liebfrauenkirche in Frankenberg /Hesse.
"The ship (bark or barque, barchetta) was an ancient Christian symbol. Its is the Church tossed on the sea of disbelief, worldliness, and persecution but finally reaching safe harbor with its cargo of human souls. Part of the imagery comes from the ark saving Noah's family during the Flood. Jesus protected Peter's boat and the apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee. It was also a great symbol during times when Christians needed to disguise the cross, since the ship's mast forms a cross in many of its depictions."
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