Deep Space LIVE: The Tassilokelch in a new light

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space
3 € or valid museum ticket

The Kremsmünster monastery in Upper Austria is home to one of the most precious liturgical vessels of the early Middle Ages: a richly decorated and sumptuously inscribed cup of the Last Supper. According to the inscription, it was donated by the Bavarian Duke Tassilo III and his wife, the Longobard princess Liutpirc. For centuries the origin, function, decoration and meaning of the pictures have been controversial. Many of these open questions could now be clarified by a five-year research project of the Archaeological Museum Frankfurt, the Kremsmünster Abbey and the Roman-Germanic Central Museum in Mainz, in which the chalice was extensively examined archaeometrically, historically, art-historically and theologically. Father Altman Pötsch, curator of the art collections and church rector of the Kremsmünster Abbey, will give you insights into the research results on this evening.

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