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Steinernes picture book

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the reign of Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels, an extraordinary monument was erected in 1722 in a vineyard near the village of Großjena (Saxony-Anhalt). The client was the court jeweler JC Steinauer from Naumburg. The "Stone Picture Book" or "Stone Album" is a 200 meters long relief of 12 pictures, which was hewn from a forthcoming rock stage of the middle Buntsandstein. It shows scenes from the Old Testament of the Bible Doing the work in the vineyard, the Weingenuss and show its consequences and, of course, pay homage to the Duke. The figure-adorned balustrade along the upper edge of the terrace was reconstructed on the basis of old photographs and some existing remains.

Steinernes Bilderbuch - Grossjena - overall view

Christ in the winepress

Christ with a cross flag stands in the wine press with his clothes cut up and presses out the grapes in an age-old way with bare feet. Winemakers in the 18th century costume bring the grapes in Butten,

Steinernes Bilderbuch - Christ in the winepress

Intoxication of solder

Lot is sitting on the left, slightly intoxicated with wavy hair and beard. One daughter gives him wine, the other animates to drink. Far left (already heavily weathered) the burning Sodom is shown.

Steinernes Bilderbuch - Intoxication of Lot

The wedding to Kana

At a long table sit the wedding guests. In front of it are six large decorated vessels, which are filled with water by a servant (left). Christ himself, his head surrounded by a halo, sits at the front of the tablet. When the wine goes out, he turns the water into wine. (John 2: 1-11).

Steinernes Bilderbuch - The Wedding at Kana

See the topic also under the keywords alcohol ban. Ancient wines. Bauernregeln. Customs in viticulture. Bible. Eucharist. chalice. altar wine. wine Saints and wine gods,

Description: WIKIPEDIA - Großjena Steinernes album
Photo overall view: © Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI)
remaining photos and explanatory text: Annett Neumann - Großjena

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