Deep Space LIVE: Art on Maundy Thursday – the Tassoilo Chalice viewed biblically

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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).

The Tassilo chalice in Kremsmünster Abbey is one of the most important early medieval art treasures in Austria. Its decorations, when examined closely, offer a wealth of biblical references that make the chalice not only an artistic but also a theological masterpiece.

Housed in Kremsmünster Abbey, the Tassilo Chalice is one of the most precious liturgical vessels of the early Middle Ages: it is an opulently decorated and lavishly inscribed communion chalice, donated by Bavarian Duke Tassilo III and his wife, the Lombard princess Liutpirc. Much discussed for centuries, many open questions were clarified by an archaeometric, historical, art-historical and theological research project and the descriptive, photographic and graphic documentation and results of the investigation were presented.

This work of art can be admired down to the smallest detail by means of state-of-the-art computer technology directly from the Ars Electronica Center via Deep Space LIVE.