s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.


St Jans Kathedraal, s’Hertogenbosch, Good Friday 17 Apr 1992.

Having spent several visits to St Jans Kathedraal particularly at Easter time I have just selected 6 pictures of unusual items or objects to give you some idea of what to expect if you visit. These were all taken on Good Friday 17/4/1992.

Two painted items are the picture of the Crucifixion on one of the walls which was painted by Von Aachen and the Reredos on the Altar of the Passion which is seen here in its closed position.

Crucifixion, painted by Von Aachen Reredos on the Altar of the Passion.

 

 

The four near life size figures are casts taken from the figures which stride the copings on the Flying Buttresses up to the central lantern.

 

Casts taken from the figures which stride the copings on the Flying Buttresses Casts taken from the figures which stride the copings on the Flying Buttresses

 

 

 

The ‘two large Black Belgian Marble’ grave slabs show in the first the way many Netherland grave slabs were much re-used over the years, the first inscription on this one dates to 1558.

'Black Belgian Marble' grave slabs. Cadaver detail.

On the next slab I am just showing one small section of carving which shows below the inscription a cadaver. This is difficult to pick out but it soon becomes clear as a skeleton lying on it’s back and being tormented by creatures such as Lizards, Snake or Worms and beetles. This is known as a Verminous Cadaver Slab. These are very rare in England.

 

 

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