Ptolemy and Pythagoras in Ulm

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The cathedral is one of the main attractions of Ulm because its tower is the tallest in the World (more than 161 metres!). However, one of the most interesting work of art which can be admired inside the church is the 15th century choir stalls crafted by Jörg Syrlin the Elder. There are 89 seats arranged in two rows with 90 busts of saints, Old Testament figures and classical philosophers and scholars as Ptolemy…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…and Pythagoras:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

We must remember that Ptolemy represent the Astronomy in the Liberal Arts and Pythagoras usually represents the Arithmetic although his bust here is related with the Music.

Most of the people who visit the cathedral don’t know that this is one of the most wonderful medieval work of art which can be seen in Germany although this beautiful picture woul remain in their minds in a lot of years.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Location: Cathedral of Ulm (map)

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