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Kaga Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Linköping
Province: Östergötland
Municipality: Linköping
Constructed
12th century second quater
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Description
According to the tradition Kaga church was built in 1137 by the king Sverker d. ä. At the consecration of the church his grandfather, Kol, was baptized. He died shortly after and was buried in the church. The Romanesque church had apsis, choir, nave and tower. The church was decorated with Romanesque paintings – today visible only above the vaults. In the middle of the 15th century the church was vaulted and painted. The painter is supposed to have worked for the Risinge master.
Bibliography
Bengt Cnattingius, Åke Nisbeth, Kaga kyrka, Vimmerby 1997.
Åke Nisbeth, Ordet som bild, Stockholm 1995
Inger Yrlid-Ahlstedt, De romanska målningarna i Kaga kyrkas triumbågsvägg. Fornvännen 1969 p 272-286