919-1024 Ottonian Art

Saint Michael’s (looking northwest), Hildesheim, Germany, 1001-1031.

Doors with relief panels (Genesis, left door; life of Christ, right door), commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Saint Michael’s, Hildesheim, Germany, 1015.  Bronze, 15′ 15 3/4″ high.  Dom-Museum, Hildesheim.

God accusing Adam and Eve, detail of the left door of Saint Michael’s, Hildesheim, Germany, 1015.  Bronze, 1′ 10 1/8″ high.  Dom-Museum, Hildesheim.

Crucifix commissioned by Archbishop Gero for Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, ca. 970.  Painted wood, height of figure 6′ 2″.  Cathedral, Cologne.

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