Bildteppich zur Nikolaus-Legende
Legend of Saint Nicholas

Art Print

Photo: Hans-Joachim Bartsch
Göttinger, Germany
circa 1370
35 × 25 1/2 inches
This altar frontal was probably made in a monastery in Göttinger, Germany

It tells the story of St Nicholas:
1) as a baby,
2) parents giving to a teacher,
3) being tutored,
4) people of Myra preparing to elect a new bishop,
5) angel telling them about Nicholas and he is welcomed at the door,
6) Nicholas ordination as bishop