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Rīgas Doma ziemeļu portāls
The Northern Portal of Riga Dome Cathedral

Author(s): Agnese Bergholde
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Riga Dome Cathedral; architecture; sculpture; romanesque; plastic decor

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the northern portal of Riga Dome Cathedral, a significant monument of late Romanesque sculpture in the Baltic region. Medieval plastic decor is found in the interior, former monastery complex, cloister and chapter house. There are about 300 decorated capitals and consoles, large part dating back to 13th century, including the northern portal. Art historians have taken up medieval plastic decorations of Riga Dome Cathedral since the late 19th century, but no separate research of the northern portal has been carried out. The article discusses several stylistic analogies, such as St. Mary's Church in Visby, St. John's Church in Haapsalu, Dome Church in Lubeck, Dome Church in Limburg, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 5-14
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Latvian