Schnatterpeck altar in Lana di Sotto parish church
The biggest altar in the Alpine region
The Gothic screen-altar by Hans Schnatterpeck in Lana di Sotto parish church is a piece of art that is known far beyond the national borders. The altar is made from chestnut and decorated with fine gold. The 7 m wide and 14 m high altar with 33 figures, some of them life-size, is said to be the largest in the whole of the Alpine region. The altar was built from 1503-1511, the outer sides of the screens were painted by Dürer student Hans Schäufelein with 4 passion scenes in 1507.
The sculptures of the bible also include a rare depiction of the mercy seat, Father God with Christ’s body on his lap, the life-size figures of the disciples Peter and Paul on either side.
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