[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30374] The winged altar (Flügelaltar) in the choir of the Church of Our Lady in Arnstadt dates from 1498 and was probably made by the Regler Werkstatt in Erfurt.
Here we see the upper part of the right panel.
On the left it shows Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. He had her condemned to death on a spiked breaking wheel, which, at her touch shattered. Finally Maxentius (here wearing a golden crown) orders his henchman to behead her.
On the right we see a kneeled Saint Franciscus in a mountainous landscape. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
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