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Bernward's Door

Detail of lower right panels of Bernward's Door (Bernwardstüren) in Hildesheim Cathedral. From bottom to top: Annunciation; Nativity of Christ; Adoration of the Magi. The door was made for St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim by Abbot Bernward in c.1015. It depicts eight scenes from the Old Testament on the left (from top to bottom) and eight scenes from the New Testament on the right (from bottom to top).

Photo © Holly Hayes.