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    The Church - medieaval sculptures.

    by Askla Written Oct 26, 2015

    Inside the church we can find four medieaval wooden sculptures depicting St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Catherine of Vadstena, Saint Gertrude and Saint George. There is also a medieaval bishop's chair to be seen.

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    The Church - wall paintings.

    by Askla Written Oct 26, 2015

    The walls and ceiling in the choir are nearly completely covered with paintings, created by Albertus Pictor in the 1460s. They have never been restored. One picture in particular is interesting since it is said to depict Abraham reading and using eyeglasses. This is the earliest picture of eyeglasses in Sweden. Another picture depicts a pelican picking its own breast to bleeding to feed its nestlings.

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    The Church - consecration crosses.

    by Askla Written Oct 26, 2015

    In some old churches one can find some circles with a kind of crosses within painted on the walls. They are the so called consecration crosses that were painted after the bishop had consecrated the church. This habit was used in catholoc churches before the reformation.
    There could be as many as 12 crosses, one for each apostle, but the number was depending on the size of the church, the habit in the particular area and other circumstances.

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    Who was Albertus Pictor, the church...

    by Askla Written Oct 26, 2015

    Favorite thing: Albertus Pictor was probably born in the 1440s in the small town Immenhausen in Germany. How and why he came to Sweden is not known. The first time he is mentioned dates from1665 when he became citizen of Arboga. About ten years later had he moved to Stockholm and been citizen there instead and had his own workshop. He was very productive, we know that he painted 36 churches. I post pictures from different churches.
    Albertus Pictor died in 1509.

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