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Historical Archive: Abdinghof Altar

Portable altar from Kloster Abdinghof
Westfalia or Weser region, 1115-1130
often attributed to Roger of Helmarshausen
openwork gilt copper on painted oak core; feet gilt cast bronze on iron core
11.8 31.1 18.5 cm (4.6 x 12.2 x 7.3 inches)
silver frame of altar stone 15th c.; stone lost before 1904, modern replacement
St. Felix on top probably soon before 1890
loan from Franziskanerkloster to Paderborn Diocesan Museum, PR 50


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Oblique from above right. Top, left SS Paul, Felix; right SS Peter, Blaise. Long side: life of St. Blaise of Sebaste
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Near profile. Long side: life of St. Felix of Aquileia
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slightly oblique from above; life of St. Blaise
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Oblique from above left. Long side: life of St. Blaise
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Profile from corner. Short side: Peter baptizing, martyrdom of a monk; long side: life of St. Blaise
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life of St. Felix
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Felix refuses to worship idol
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knight given a sword
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knight and horse
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death of Felix and companions
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three soldiers
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Felix and two companions
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Peter performing baptism, monk's robe held ready
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figure holding box on neck strap, probably portable reliquary
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martyrdom of a monk
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beating of Blaise
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scourging of Blaise with iron combs
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decapitation of Blaise
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ruler: trial of a saint, poss. Paul
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martyrdom of a saint, poss. Paul