Monday, October 14, 2013

Bonn Minster

Also known as St. Martin's Cathedral, this is one of Germany's oldest churches, dating back to before the 13th century.

Salviati made a total of 800 square feet of mosaics for the portal and apse of the cathedral in 1894, modeled after cartoons by Professor Martin and Friz Geiges.

Mosaic tympanum of the Annunciation above the entry portal

Detail of the apse mosaic featuring Christ Enthroned, which is based on a depiction in Hagia Sophia and also reminiscent of the one in St. Mark's Basilica. The latter also served as the model for the portrait in St. Augustine's College, Canterbury.

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 127.
Sacred Destinations: Bonn Munster
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