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Lyngsjö Church
Medieval Christian art in Sweden. Copyright Lars-Olof Albertson
Medieval diocese: Lund
Province: Skåne
Municipality: Kristianstad
Constructed
c:a 1140
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Description
Lyngsjö Church in Skåne is one of the oldest churches in Sweden. Originally the church had an apsis, but it was pulled down in 1796. In the choir are fragmentaric murals by Finja master, which have bin dated to 1140. The murals were uncovered and restored in 1954.
The baptismal fonts from c:a 1200 has scenes from Thomas Becket martyrdom. The altar has a very unique frontal in gold-plated copper from middle of 12th century.

Bibliography
A Catalogue of Wall-Paintings in Medieval Denmark 1100-1600. Scania Halland Blekinge. I. Catalogue A-M, Copenhagen 1976. pp 278-280.
Erik Cinthio, Frontalet i Lyngsjö, Lund 1954
Lars Tynell: Skånes medeltida dopfuntar. Stockholm 1913-1914.
Folke Nordström, Medieval baptismal fonts. An iconographical study. Umeå 1984
Frans Carlsson, Lyngsjömästaren — en tysk stenhuggare i Skåne omkring 1200,Fornvännen 1970