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The Boim Family Chapel
17-MAY-2009 Jola Dziubinska

The Boim Family Chapel

Lviv, Ukraine

The Chapel of the Boim family at the Cathedral Square is a late Renaissance monument; it has no analogues, neither in Ukraine nor in the rest of Europe.
It is among the prime examples of mannerist architecture in Central Europe.
Built between 1609 and 1615, the family chapel was originally located in what used to be the city's main cemetery.
Founded by mighty merchants, Jerzy Boim of Hungarian origin and his wife Jadwiga Ni¿niowska, the Boim chapel was finished by their son, Pawe³ Jerzy Boim.

The façade of the chapel is entirely covered with stone carvings featuring the Passion and the figures of Saints Peter and Paul.
It was a tradition at the time, that regular people were models for multi-figured compositions and now we can see the faces of real people of times past.

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beverley harrison09-Jun-2009 07:49
such intricate stonework...artists they were!!
Gérard Koehl09-Jun-2009 04:29
Ces sculptures sont impressionnantes.. V
Cindi Smith09-Jun-2009 02:04
Whoa, what a magnificent building! Love the history you provided. Definately a beautiful building and perfectly captured, of course!;)
Monique Laguë09-Jun-2009 01:12
Very impressive these details of sculpturs.
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