Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Two Mediaeval Norwegian Altar Frontals

We have often shown and promoted the use of antependia, and they have almost always been of a variety which were stretched or loosely hanging textiles; in other instances they were metalwork.

Here, however, is an example of a mediaeval Norwegian antependium, which is painted upon wood.

Tresfjord church, Norway, ca. 1325-1350
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Here is another.

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