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Historical Archive: Portable Altar from Stavelot

Stavelot Abbey, c.1150-60
Gilt bronze with enamel and rock crystal over wood core, 10 x 27.5 x 17 cm
Brussels, Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Musée du Cinquantenaire, no. 1590


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full altar, oblique angle
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oblique view top/side
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top: Passion scenes
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top: offerings of
Melchisadek and
Abel, Abraham and
Isaac, Moses with
bronze serpent;
Ecclesia, Synagoga,
Samson, Jonah
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left side
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right side
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Evangelist
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Evangelist
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death of Apostle Simon
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death of Apostle Jude
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death of St. Paul
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crucifixion of Apostle Peter
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beheading of Apostle James the Greater
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peaceful death of Apostle John
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crucifixion of Apostle Andrew
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death of Apostle Philip
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flaying death of Apostle Bartholomew
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death of Apostle Matthew
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death of Apostle Thomas
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beating death of Apostle James the Less