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dragon
MoB
Master of Beasts
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
Graubuenden
Grisons
Schweiz
Daniel
Chur
Switzerland
capital
Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Benedetto Antelami


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Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt

Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
A cathedral may have existed here already within the 5th century. The Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt (= "Saint Mary of the Assumption") of today was erected 1150 - 1272, from east to west.

The crypt, under the risen choir, is probably the oldest part of the cathedral. The architectural concept is very similar to that of neighbouring St. Luzius, built the same time.

The massive bundle piers along the nave offer much room for complex capitals. Here in the center is (probably) Daniel, the Master of Beasts. To the right some strange dragonlike creatures.

Some scholars have connected these works with thatone of Benedetto Antelami, who worked in Parma (Italy) around 1200.

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