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Museum Kartause Astheim (Museum Charterhouse Astheim)

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Kartäuserstraße 16
97332 Volkach

On the opposite side of the Main to Volkach stands the 15th century building of the former Carthusian monastery of Astheim. The Museum Kartause Astheim (Museum Charterhouse Astheim), housed in its historic rooms, tells the story of Christian image worship and religious image use. The more than 600 works of art date from the 14th to the 19th century and include works of high art as well as popular devotion, such as the wayside shrines and house figures typical of Franconia, but also reverse glass paintings, monastery works for the veneration of relics or pictures of grace and votives. The works on display serve as examples: they are intended to help visitors gain a better understanding of the content and function of religious works of art.

Last edited on 26.10.2023

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