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Götene Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Skara
Province: Västergötland
Municipality: Götene
Constructed
1140
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Description
The oak beams for the roof of Götene church were cut down around year 1125. Perhaps they were used for an older wood church. The choir of the church was consecrated in August 1, 1140. The baptismal font is from the first half of the 12th century In the middle of the 15th century the flat ceiling was replaced by vaults and some years later the Götene workshop (Götene Master) painted the choir with scenes from the creation and the Last Days of Christ.. The vaults and parts of the east wall were never covered with limewash. The main colours are brown, green, white and blue-grey. The covered paintings were uncovered and rather hard restored in 1909.
Bibliography
Viola Hernfjäll, Medeltida kyrkomålningar i Skara stift, Skara 1993. Diss
Markus Dahlberg (Ed), Västergötland. Landskapets kyrkor, Stockholm 2004