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Historical Archive: Bernward Column
within Hildesheim Cathedral, which has its own interior page

Hildesheim, about 1020 (after 1018, before 1022)
Cast bronze, height 3.79 meters, diameter 58 cm (12' 5.2" x 22.8")
probably made under Bishop Bernward (960-1022) for the church of St. Michael, Hildesheim
Cross at top destroyed 1544, original capital destroyed 1650

This page, like the column itself, follows the narrative from bottom to top and from right to left.
Images of the full column also follow the narrative around it from right to left.


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column with people for scale
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full column 10
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full column 9
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full column 8
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full column 7
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full column 6
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full column 5
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full column 4
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full column 3
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full column 2
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full column 1, with architectural setting
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full column 1, isolated on white
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1870/71 bronze capital with kneeling Bernward
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1870/71 bronze capital with angel
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Entry into Jerusalem: city
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Entry into Jerusalem
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feast at Bethany, Mary anointing Christ's feet
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Raising of Lazarus
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Raising of Lazarus: Christ facing Lazarus, Mary and Martha
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Raising of Lazarus: Mary and Martha
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feeding of the 5000
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Christ walking on water, saving Peter
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Christ healing at Gennesaret; Christ cursing the bare fig tree
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Christ with Zachaeus in the tree
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Lazarus with Abraham, Dives in Hell
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dogs licking Lazarus' sores
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Lazarus and feasting Dives
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Christ and the Pharisees (?)
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Transfiguration with kneeling Apostles
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Transfiguration
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raising of the son of the widow of Nain (full)
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raising of the son of the widow of Nain (detail)
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woman taken in adultery
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healing of a blind man
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healing: Christ and blind man
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healing of the Haemorrhoissa
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feast and dance of Salome
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head of John presented to Herod
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imprisonment of John
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John reproaches Herod and Herodias
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Herod and Herodias
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Christ and the Samaritan woman
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Samaritan woman: Christ and Apostles
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Christ sending out the Apostles
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healing of the leper
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Wedding at Cana: transformation of water
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Wedding at Cana: Christ at feast
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Wedding at Cana: Christ
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Wedding at Cana: feast
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Calling of James and John, son of Zebedee
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Calling of Peter and Andrew
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Temptation
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Temptation: devil
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Baptism of Christ
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Baptism: River Jordan
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base with rivers of Paradise
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rivers of Paradise
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rivers of Paradise
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rivers of Paradise