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Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern

Emperor Charles IV and his wife Elisabeth of Pomerania

Prague 1316 - Prage 1378
Holy Roman Emperor 1355-1378; resided long in Tangermünde and reinforced its importance as a Hanseatic city on the Elbe. His fourth wife was Elizabeth of Pomerania (1345 or 13471393).
(Wikipedia)
Ferdinand Riedel
c. 1900

Mühlhausen /  Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern   Mühlhausen /  Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern

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Over the balustrade of the southern transept of St. Mary's Church four statues are looking downwards: the central figures are emperor Charles IV and his wife Elisabeth of Pomerania, each accompanied by a servant. It depicts the annual homage to the emperor by the city council of Mühlhausen. The depiction of the profane homage ceremony at a church building is an absolute peculiarity. Secular figures are otherwise rarely to be found at church buildings.

Mühlhausen - Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern
Lady-in-waiting
Mühlhausen - Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern
Elisabeth von Pommern / Elisabeth of Pomerania
Mühlhausen - Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern
Kaiser Karl IV. / Charles IV
Mühlhausen - Kaiser Karl IV. und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth von Pommern
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Location (N 51°12'36" - E 10°27'19")

Item Code: deth202; Photograph: 14 October 2018
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