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Zamora - altar piece

 

The cathedral in Zamora has this amazing piece of silver - I think it was the altar, but I haven't been able to find out anything about it. Update: this, I think, is the Maundy Thursday altar, made in 1723.

 

Zamora - altar piece

 

The cathedral in Zamora has this amazing piece of silver - I think it was the altar, but I haven't been able to find out anything about it. Update: this, I think, is the Maundy Thursday altar, made in 1723.

 

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 21 Jul 2016, 04:40
Perhaps it is just a big, factotum, piece of silver, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Turns out to be the Holy Thursday altar.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jul 2016, 06:46
It almost takes your breath away doesn't it!
Tom Wilson: I've certainly never seen anything like it before.
Wow, that is stunning Tom. I hope Philine calls in, for she is very good at researching such things.
Tom Wilson: I discovered that it is the Mauny (Holy) Thursday altar.
That is really something to see.
Tom Wilson: Quite astonishing.
wow, this is amazing, Tom. i guess you had to pay more attention to the exposure on account of the reflections.
Tom Wilson: It was certainly tricky, Ayush - I had three or four attempts, of which this was the best.
Quite spectacular isn't it.
Tom Wilson: Amazing - I've never seen anything like it.
I wonder how much it cost? (I am feeling a bit cynical.)
Tom Wilson: I guess that even in 1723 a chunk of silver like this would cost a pretty penny - plus all the work of decoration that went into it!

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