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Sulsted Church stands alone on the edge of Hammer Hills north of Aalborg. It consists of a Romanesque nave and choir built of granite blocks, and a late medieval tower. The vaulting is full of colourful murals. According to the inscription, they were painted by Hans…

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The latest craze for biblical figures

Time / Periode 1150 1250
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Hans Maler's murals in Sulsted Church are renaissance murals but they look Gothic. The garments worn by the figures are different, though, as they are typical of the mid-16th century. Fifty years later, Stygge Høeg had the murals improved. He was the son of the sponsor of the original murals, a man named Just. This is written in Stygge Høeg's inscription. The improvements included painting over the people's clothing. They were given new headgear and trousers that were fashionable in the year 1600. When the murals were restored in 1882-1885, the trousers and headgear were removed once again and the original garments replaced. Today, Stygge Høeg's inscription is all that is left of the so-called improvements. This story illustrates that it was important for the nobleman that the biblical figures were wearing the latest fashions.

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The latest craze for biblical figures

Hans Maler's murals in Sulsted Church are renaissance murals but they look Gothic. The…