Det syndige menneske og guds kærlighed. Peder Trellunds andagtstavle fra 1586

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The Sinful Man and The Love of God: Peter Trellund’s devotional board
from 1586: This article presents the altarpiece-like object donated to the
Danish King Frederik II in 1586 by the master calligrapher Peter Trellund
from Ribe. The piece has been in the National Museum in Copenhagen since
1877 but has received almost no scholarly attention despite its lavish style.
The board is composed of 21 panels with ornate writing inserted into a frame
in the style of the early Renaissance of northern Europe. This article identifies
the inscriptions on the board and discusses their meaning with regard to the
function of the piece. The conclusion is that Trellund’s gift to the king is to be
understood as a Lutheran devotional object addressing the sinful nature of
man and how man is to gain salvation through faith alone, to be used in the
private meditations of the king.
Original languageDanish
JournalRenæssanceforum. Tidsskrift for renæssanceforskning
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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