Treasury, Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom): detail of the gilt figures from the shrine of Charlemagne
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Cathedrals ; Sculpture ; Funerary architecture ; Metalwork ; Shrines|
NOTES: The cathedral, also known as the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), was built by Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, in 792-805. The Palatine Chapel, designed by Odo of Metz, holds the remains of Charlemagne (742-814) and was the site of coronations for 600 years.
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