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Room 174. Gothic Period (late 12th and firsl; half of the 13th cent.).
The architecture is modelled on that of the minster of Roermond (p. 348),
and the stained glass (Temptation in the Wilderness and the Marriage
at Cana) is a reproduction of the famous Windows in Notre Dame at
Chartres. Casts of tombs in the church at Roermond. The patterns of
the polychrome painting of the arch between this and the following room
are borrowed from the church of St. John at Poitiers.
Room 173. Gothic Period (middle of the 13th cent.). The architecture
is copied from the cathedral of Utrecht (1251-67) ; the pavement from the
minster at Roermond ; and the Windows from the most ancient stained glass
in Cologne Cathedral. Altar with wooden figures and embroidered ante-
pendium of the 15th cent. ; above it, cast of a cross, used as a reliquary,
from Roermond. In the corner, painted wooden groups of the 15th century.
— The arch leading to Boom 172 is copied from the church of Fritzlar.
Room 172. Gothic Period (14th cent.). The architecture is copied from
the church of St. Nicholas at Kampen (1369) and the St. Jans Kerk at
'S Hertogenbosch ; the paintings from the cathedrals at Freiburg and
Mayence, the church of St. Bavo at Haarlem, and the choir of the parish
church (now pulled down) at Sevenum ; the stained glass from the Butchers'
Chapel in the church of St. Nicholas at Kampen; the choir-stalls from
the Church of Our Lady (now pulled down) at Edam; and the winged
altar from the church of Kiedrich, near Mayence. Numerous wooden
figures and groups of the 15th and early 16th cent., on stands. Three hand¬
some reliefs from the great church at Gouda (about 1530), on the outside
of this room.
Room 171. Gothic Period (about 1400). The vaulting, Windows, etc.,
are copied from St. Michael's Church at Zwolle (1356) ; the pavement from
St. Servatius at Maastricht; the paiotings from the church of St. Nicholas
at Venlo, with an Annunciation and Angels from St. Martin's church in
the same town. The Tree of Jesse is reproduced from a tombstone in
St. Peter's at Lubeek. Among the choir-benches on the W. side is the
back of the above-mentioned altar from Kiedrich, and to the right and
left of it are stands with carved and painted wooden figures and groups,
including good carvings from the organ-case at Naarden (early 16th cent.).
On the E. side is an altar with an antependium of the 15th cent., and
in the corners are other noteworthy carvings. Under the arch leading to
the next room is an original wall-painting of the 14th cent, (under glass).
Rooms 166 and 167. The central pillar is a reproduction from the
church at Wouw; the pavement from the cathedral at St. Orner. The
architectural features of the S. Section are copied from the church at Wouw
and the church of St. Lebuinus at Deventer; the paintings from the
St. Lucius chapel in the church of St. Martin at Venlo and from the
church at Blitterswyk; the triahgular spandrils of the two S. vaults
from a chapel in the abbey-church at Thorn. The original of the large
wall-painting is in the Dominican church at Maastricht, dating from 1537
(above, Coronation of the Virgin, beneath, Legend of the 990 martyrs and
Scènes from the life of St. Thomas Aquinas). Gothic "Pulpit from the
convent-church at Uden (end of the 15th cent.); small wooden figure of
the Emperor Henry IV. from the church of St. Mary at Utrecht; window
copied from the church at Hulst (15th cent.). — In the N. Section the
painting is copied from St. James's Church at Utrecht and the Bovenkerk
at Kampen. Engraved copper-tablets from the tomb of Gysbert Willemsz
de Raet (d. 1505) in the church of the Holy Sepulchre at Gouda; stone
"Tabernaculum of the 15th cent. ; window from the tower of the church
at Ransdorp (beginning of the 16th cent.). — Four Cases contain ecclesiastical
vestments and vessels, chiefiy of the 15-16th centuries.
Room 168. "Reproduction of the chapel of the Cistercian convent at
Aduard, in the province of Groningen, a brick édifice of the 13th century.
The green glazed bricks, with flowers in relief, should be noticed. The
ceiling - painting is copied from the church of St. Martin-des-Champs
at Paris, the angels above the E. door from the church of St. Gereon at
Cologne, and the stained glass from patterns of the 13th century. — We
retrace our steps through Rooms 167 and 166 to —
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