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Crucifixion of Christ, c.1330/40

Photo: © Dombauhütte Köln, Matz und Schenk

The murals above the altars in both the Chapel of St John and the Chapel of St Agnes have been preserved. The centre panel of the mural in the Chapel of St Agnes shows the Crucifixion of Christ and is flanked on either side by images of St Agnes and St Quirinus, the patron saints of the chapel. The mural depicts Christ’s act of redemption in giving up his life for us on the cross, the message behind the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass. Each image is framed by gilded tracery architecture. This feature, the colours used, and the style of the paintings are reminiscent of the cathedral’s choir stall screens, which were created around the same time as these murals.

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