Altar of the City of Patrons

Painted around 1442 by the Cologne-based artist Stefan Lochner. It was hidden from French Revolutionaries in 1794 which is why it still exists in such good condition today. The left panel depicts St. Ursula, patron saint of Cologne, along with her 11,000 companions that were also brutally murdered in Cologne by the Huns. The middle depicts the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus and the right depicts St. Gereon and the martyrs of the Theban Region.

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