Saturday, 30 July 2016

Heaven Was On Display In The 13th-Century Former Premonstratensian Convent Of Altenberg-An-Der-Lahn, Germany.



One of the prized possessions of The Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, is this Retable
from the Late-13th-Century and Early-14th-Century. It comes from the former
Premonstratensian Convent of Altenberg-An-Der-Lahn, Germany.
Illustration: MEDIEVAL HISTORIES


This Article can be read in full at MEDIEVAL HISTORIES.

This Summer, head for Frankfurt and
The Städel Museum, which shows a unique reunion
of The Altenberg Altar and its
Liturgical Treasures from circa 1300.

Art historians tend to look at specific pieces of art apart. However, Retables, Alters, Textiles, Reliquaries, etc. all constituted living Liturgical ensembles, presenting the Officiating Priests and onlookers with powerful 3D images of The Holiest of Holies.

In The Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, visitors are currently invited to experience such an ensemble, which has been lovingly recreated around one of the prized possessions of the Museum: A Retable of the Late-13th-Century and Early-14th-Century, which comes from the former Premonstratensian Convent of Altenber- an-der-Lahn, Germany.

From about 1330 onward, this Retable formed the core of an ensemble, which furnished The Choir and High Altar of the Convent Church built between 1260 and 1270. The Altarpiece entered The Städel Collection and its superb holdings of Early-German Paintings in 1925.



English: The High Altar,
Altenberg Monastery.
Deutsch: Kloster Altenberg (Solms).
Photo: 9 September 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Cherubino.
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: Altenberg Monastery,
Deutsch: Kloster Altenberg (Solms).
Photo: 9 September 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Cherubino.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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