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Lords Coffin of Garamszentbenedek (1480)

Lord's Coffin of Garamszentbenedek (1480)

Not thought to contain any human remains, it is still wheeled around in Easter processions. The upper part was meant to resemble a Gothic chapel and represents the Heavenly Jerusalem, while the lower section is the symbolic sarcophagus of Christ. The coffin was created for a Benedictine abbey in what is now Slovakia by carvers who worked with the mining towns nearby.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/80s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso5000 full exif

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Stephanie18-Apr-2012 22:40
Gorgeous bit of 3D art! BV
Milan Vogrin18-Apr-2012 07:04
Look beautiful.
Betty Vlasiu17-Apr-2012 05:20
I love the composition of this shot. Another really gorgeous image.
Jim Coffman17-Apr-2012 01:54
What a gorgeous work of art! Beautiful capture,Helen!!
janescottcumming17-Apr-2012 00:46
Incredible details on this piece. Gorgeous!
William Barletta17-Apr-2012 00:15
This is marvelous!