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Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Benedetto Antelami
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
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Chur
Switzerland
King´s court


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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. At a King´s court. Between the King and his neighbour is a small head. A kid?

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

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