Krodo Altar

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Goslar Museum, Krodo Altar and Crucifixion group from St. Simon and Jude

The Krodo Altar (German: Krodoaltar) in Goslar, Germany, is an altar made entirely of bronze and is the only surviving metal church altar from the Romanesque period. It was probably made in the late 11th century and is named after the Germanic "pseudo-god", Krodo. It was originally in the Collegiate Church of St. Simon and St. Jude (Goslar Cathedral; built 1047), which was part of the Imperial Palace of Goslar. The altar had been removed by the time the church was demolished (1819–1822) and is now on exhibition in Goslar's Town Museum (Stadtmuseum).


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