Liturgical & Sacral Objects

The Castle Chapel of Gottorf Castle

Description The castle chapel of 1590 was always used as a church, despite the changing history of Gottorf Castle. Still today it is used by the Danish parish in Schleswig for their church services...

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Wooden Wine Decanter and Communion Cups

Description The reformed church in the area of the Canton of Bern kept only two sacraments: baptism and communion. The re-utilization of baptismal fonts and chalices were handled differently in ref...

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Trunk With a Fragment of a Late Medieval Altar Picture

Description The trunk with the painted front raises a couple of questions hard to answer. It came to the museum in 1899 from a private owner in Steffisburg; the former use of it is unknown. It rest...

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Covered Cups from the Evangelical Reformed Denomination Emden

Description The East Frisian count Johann donated in 1584 two identical communion chalices to the deaconry of the “Huissittenden Armen” (Huissittende poor). The dedication to the deacon...

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Lutheran Communion Chalice

Description The chalice and the corresponding paten hail from the former castle chapel in Aurich and were donated by the East Frisian countess Catherine of Vasa, a daughter of King Gustav I. of Swe...

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Altar Cloth from the Church of Zarnekow, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Description The altar cloth of Zarnekow is made of dark green velvet and is an example of “reformed recycling”. With the introduction of the Reformation there was no need for the tradi...

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Statue of St. Laurentius

Description The statue of the young deacon Laurentius is until now the only which has been recognized by research as a carving from a late-gothic workshop in Basel. From this we can gauge the exte...

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Allegory of the Naumburg Treaty of 1554

Description The large-sized painting, shaped like a winged altar and subdivided into a central middle board and smaller side depictions, is not only a presentation of the great Reformers Martin Lut...

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Zurich at the Time of the Reformation

Description Out of all the late-gothic altar panels showing the martyrdom of the three city saints from the Twelve Apostles Chapel in the Great Minster in Zurich, only the parts with the city view ...

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Dismountable Communion Ware

Description During the 18th century, French pastors carried out their ministry in extremely difficult conditions. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes, decreed in October 1685 by Louis XIV, abolis...

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