Pulpit - St. Rumbold's Cathedral - Mechelen, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 51° 01.680 E 004° 28.740
31U E 603715 N 5653979
Quick Description: A wooden pulpit inside the cathedral
Location: Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Date Posted: 2/12/2021 6:42:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM13RYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
This antique wooden pulpit is located inside St. Rumbold's Cathedral. The sign next to it is printed in four languages.

The English translation:

Pulpit (1723) by Michiel Vervoot, originally made for the chapel of the Norbertine sisters. At the top of the right side: the fall of man, at the left: the Salvation. At the bottom St. Norbert (1080 - 1134) is flung from his horse, whereupon he has been converted."

From wikipedia:
"His most exuberant pulpit is located in the St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. He created it in 1721 for the abbey of Leliendael. He transformed the structure of a traditional pulpit into a stage for a 'tableau vivant'. The pulpit appears like a free-standing landscape in which a dramatic representation of the conversion of St Norbert takes central place. The saint is shown being thrown from his horse underneath a small mountain. The mountain is brimming with trees, animals and figures that emerge from the background of rough-hewn rocks. The Calvary and the temptation of Adam and Eve are also depicted in the pulpit. The crown of the tree of Good and Evil forms its sounding board. It is no longer possible to distinguish the architectural parts from each other which have become a single whole."

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Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1723

Relevant website: [Web Link]

Times available for viewing: 8:30 - 17:30 daily

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: none

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