Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Medieval delusion

The backside of the pre-reformation sculpture of the "ruler of the world" is eaten up by vermin. It is only one of the many hidden hints to medieval fraud. The church was finished in 1515, the city became protestant in 1525. Other pictures show Justitia behaving like a whore or noblemen stealing money. Apparently famous artists like Veit Stoss, Peter Visser and Adam Kraft responsible for the decoration of the church were influential enough to defy the orders of their customers. St.Sebald cathedral, Nuremberg, Germany

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