Gernrode, church of S. Cyriac (crypt)
ID
 
307
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
 
Sorting Title
 
Gernrode, church of S. Cyriac (crypt)
 
Subject
 

A view of the western crypt from the church of S. Cyriac at Gernrode.

 
Creation Date
 
circa 1130
 
Century
 
12th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque
 
Format Medium
 

stone

 
Original Location
 

Gernrode

 
Historical Context
 

The west crypt, built circa 1130, is vaulted and supported by eight pillars. Three windows with rounded arches, located in the western wall of the crypt, provide light. This western crypt was first mentioned in 1149. According to a reference circa 1300, it held the relics of Saint Metronus, a layman who lived in the tenth century in Verona.

 
Related Work
 

External and internal views of the church of Saint Cyriac; Gernrode, cloisterGernrode, church of S. CyriacGernrode, church of S. Cyriac (interior)

 
Current Repository
 

Gernrode

 
Photo Credit
 
June Mecham
 
Image of Gernrode, church of S. Cyriac (crypt).