Detail, Otto I presenting the Cathedral of Magdeburg


Detail, Otto I presenting the Cathedral of Magdeburg, 962–968, Ottonian, from the Cathedral of Magdeburg, probably made in Milan, northern Italy (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). On this ivory, Otto presents a symbolic model of the church to Christ for his blessing. As a humble servant, Otto is depicted smaller than the company of patron saints.

Detail, Otto I presenting the Cathedral of Magdeburg, 962–968, Ottonian, from the Cathedral of Magdeburg, probably made in Milan, northern Italy (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). On this ivory, Otto presents a symbolic model of the church to Christ for his blessing. As a humble servant, Otto is depicted smaller than the company of patron saints.

Cite this page as: Gwen Shaw, "Detail, Otto I presenting the Cathedral of Magdeburg," in Smarthistory, December 25, 2015, accessed May 26, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/ottonian-art-an-introduction/screen-shot-2015-12-25-at-1-45-00-pm/.