Procession of Princes...a mural of Meissen porcelain tiles. It stretches for about 300 feet and 30 feet in height.
The mural was constructed in 1589 originally as part of a courtyard of the stables. The painting
deteriorated to such a degree that it was not worth saving. In 1876-79 Wilhelm Walther completed a
painted fresco of the procession of kings, but it only lasted until 1901, due to damp elements of the
area. Again is was rejuvenated in early 1907, but this time with a new scheme of using mosaic tiles
(23,921 of them) to display the rulers and everyday life of Saxons. The famous August the Strong,
ruler of this territory for years is shown, along with about 35 other key rulers, princes, and dukes
of the time from 1127 to 1904 with Fredric August III being the last.
Remarkably, only about 200 tiles had to be repaired because of WWII damage. (Wiki....)
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