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Historical Archive: Basel Antependium

altar frontal from Basel cathedral, early 11th century
gold and gems on oak wood; height 120, width 177.5, thickness 13 cm
Paris, Musée national du Moyen Âge (Musée de Cluny), Cl. 2350


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full antependium
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Christ, upper figure
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Christ, head
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Christ bust, oblique view
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Christ, right hand blessing
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Christ's orb with Chrismon, alpha, and omega
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Christ, lower part with Emperor Henry II and Empress Cunegonde
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Emperor Henry II and Empress Cunegonde (Kunigunde von Luxemburg)
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Emperor Henry II
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Empress Cunegonde (Kunigunde von Luxemburg)
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St. Benedict
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Archangel Michael
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Archangel Michael, oblique view
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Archangel Michael's orb
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Archangel Raphael
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Justice with vinescrolls and inscriptions
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Justice
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Prudence with vinescrolls and inscriptions
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Prudence
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Temperance
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Fortitude
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bear and vinescroll
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bear
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eagle and vinescroll
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eagle
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two lions
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lion
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capital between Michael and Christ