Veit Stoss altarpiece in Kraków

Kraków, Poland

Veit Stoss altarpiece in Kraków

The Altarpiece by Veit Stoss in Kraków (Polish: Ołtarz Wita Stwosza), also St. Mary's Altar (Ołtarz Mariacki), is among the largest Gothic altarpiece in Europe (competing with those in Sevilla and Zaragoza cathedrals in Spain) and a national treasure of Poland. It is located behind the High altar of St. Mary's Basilica in Kraków. The altarpiece was carved between 1477 and 1489 by the German sculptor Veit Stoss (known in Polish as Wit Stwosz) who lived and worked in the city for over 20 years.


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