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Medieval Art & Architecture in Saxony

The Courtauld Institute & Harvard University Doctoral Students Trip, 2007

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Day 6 - Meissen Castle (The Albrechtsburg)

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View from the path to the castle

Upswung window frames facing the river

Zoe Opacic (with helper) soldiering on in the rain

Entrance and minor staircase


View of the castle (cathedral to right)

The major staircase

Figurative plaques on third storey of staircase

Figurative plaques on third storey of staircase

Staircase plaque - Samson and the lion

Staircase plaque - Samson and Delilah

Staircase plaque - David and Bathsheba

Staircase plaque - ???

Staircase plaque - Judith with the head of Holofernes

Staircase plaque - Joseph and Potiphar's wife

Staircase plaque - Lucretia

Staircase plaque - Cleopatra (nice asp!)

Staircase plaque - ???

Staircase plaque - Pyramus & Thisbe ??

Staircase plaque - Cupid & Aphrodite

Staircase plaque - Diana ?

Staircase plaque - Noah

Staircase plaque - Lot

Staircase plaque - ??

Staircase plaque - Amon murdered by his servants

Great hall

Great hall

Great hall - vault detail

Great hall - (19th century) painted vault

Great hall - vault springers

Great hall

Great hall

Great hall vaults

Great hall

Great hall - vaults

Great hall - oblique door case

Great hall

The Great Stone Staircase

The Great Stone Staircase

Diamond vaults

Diamond vaults

Diamond vaults

Diamond vaults

Diamond vaults

Diamond vaults