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Display cabinet with processional banner

Photo: © Dombauhütte Köln, Matz und Schenk

This display cabinet was made at the end of the nineteenth century for the storage of processional banners. The banner seen here was designed by the Utrecht-based artist Wilhelm Mengelberg in 1897 and made by Minna Peters in Neuss in 1897/98. It depicts the Adoration of the Magi under a magnificent octagonal Gothic-style baldachin. In terms of its composition, it is reminiscent of the Adoration of the Magi scene in Stephan Lochner’s altar-piece of the city’s patron saints. Four angels playing musical instruments accompany the dignified event in the tracery-decorated section below.

Kulturstiftung Kölner Dom Das Generationenprojekt 11.000 Sterne für den Kölner Dom ZENTRAL-DOMBAU-VEREIN ZU KÖLN VON 1842 DOMKLOSTER 4