Black Spirituality Religion : Saint Maurice in the Cathedral of Magdeburg

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    Saint Maurice in the Cathedral of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, next to the grave of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. The cathedral is actually named "cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice" after Saint Maurice and Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The sculpture was created arouund 1250, and is considered to be the first realistic depiction of an ethnic african in Europe. Unfortunately, the figure is no longer complete and misses the lower legs and an item in the right hand, presumably a lance.
     
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