Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg

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Mark Cartwright
by Berthold Werner
published on 25 November 2021
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The Altarpiece of the Holy Blood in the church of Saint Jacob, Rothenburg, Germany. Made of glazed limewood by Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531), it was completed by 1505. It shows the Last Supper in the central panel while the left panel shows the Entry into Jerusalem and the right panel Judas. It was designed to showcase the chapel which contained a holy relic of Jesus Christ’s blood.


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Werner, B. (2021, November 25). Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14912/altarpiece-of-the-holy-blood-rothenburg/

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Werner, Berthold. "Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 25, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14912/altarpiece-of-the-holy-blood-rothenburg/.

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Werner, Berthold. "Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Nov 2021. Web. 03 Dec 2021.

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