MedievalArt.org.uk - Photographs by Stuart Whatling

Medieval Art & Architecture in Saxony

The Courtauld Institute & Harvard University Doctoral Students Trip, 2007

Day 1 - Magdeburg Cathedral Exterior (click here for interior)


Pilaster with trefoil moulding - west facade

Pilaster with plain moulding - west facade

View of nave and westwork from northeast

Tracery on north face of northwestern tower

North side of nave

North side of nave

Gables and tracery on north side of nave

Gables and tracery on north side of nave

Gables and tracery on north side of nave

Window tracery - chapel to north side of nave

'Propeller' tracery

Northern porch

Northeastern corner, showing chapels

Moulding on eastern bay of nave - lower storey

Moulding on eastern bay of nave - gallery storey

Moulding on eastern bay of nave - gallery storey (detail)

Moulding on eastern bay of nave - triforium level

Moulding over aisle chapel

Apsidial gallery windows

Apsidial gallery windows

Apsidial gallery windows - detail of shaft rings

South flank from the cloister

Unfinished gables on south of nave

South of nave and south transept

Cloister - south range

Cloister - south range

Epitaph plaque in cloister

Cloister - east range

Cloister - east range

Cloister - north range with s. transept and 'tonsura'

Cloister - north range with s. transept and 'tonsura'

South transept window and 'tonsura' chapel

Angled buttresses on the tonsura

Interior of the tonsura chapel

Perforated ribs inside the tonsura chapel (c.1330)

Inside the south range of the cloister

Chapter house (?)

Chapter house (?)

Chapter house (?) - blind tracery on impost block

Chapter house (?) - corbel

Chapter house (?)

Chapel

Chapel - reticulated vault and swallowtail ribs

Chapel - swallowtail ribs

Chapel - polychromed limestone altarpiece