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The Bamberg Horseman
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The Bamberg Horseman

The Bamberg Horseman (germ. Der Bamberger Reiter) is a stone equestrian statue by an anonymous medieval sculptor from the cathedral of Bamberg. It dates probably from the time before the consecration of the cathedral new building in 1237, but after 1225. It is placed on a console at the north pillar of the St. George choir of the cathedral, which is assumed to be its original location. German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... The equestrian Marcus Aurelius on Capitoline Hill displayed uninterruptedly for eighteen centuries was the prototype of Renaissance equestrian sculptures An equestrian sculpture (from the Latin equus meaning horse) is a statue of a mounted rider. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. ... // Events Thomas II of Savoy becomes count of Flanders. ... Events Births Thomas Aquinas, Christian philosopher and theologian (d. ...


It is the first monumental equestrian statue since the classical antiquity. It has been suggested that Greco-Roman be merged into this article or section. ...


 
 

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