Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷+ Your Authors @MikeStuchbery_ Journalist, Writer, Historian & Disgraced Former Supply Teacher. Jul. 02, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Practically the first place I came when I arrived in Stuttgart was @LMWStuttgart, and every time I'm in town, I return.

Today, I'm rambling around the medieval section... 1/

Southern Germany, and the County of Württemberg was a big area for woodcarving - still is, there's a lot of the stuff. These two - Maria and John, are part of a crucifixion scene made for a church in the Bodensee around 1300. So much gold! /2

This little fella, dressed like a hunter, was carved around 1520. He's driving a unicorn to the Virgin Mary for, well, reasons. Medieval Christianity gets a bit wacky. He was made for a church in the town of Schwabisch Gmünd. /3

The medieval section of the @LMWStuttgart is full of art depicting stories of saints.

This was part of an altar from a church in Rottweil, c. 1440, showing the legend of Ursula, a British primcess, and 11,000 of her virgin friends, who came to Kōln and were slaughtered. /4

This painting, from the church in the town of Ditzingen, near Stuttgart, shows St Cosmas and St Damian, both doctors, removing a leg from a sick man and adding a prosthesis, with the help of a little angel friend.

It has been dated to the start of the 16th century. /5

There's plenty of stuff at @LMWStuttgart that shows the transition to a new world of discovery. This 16th century globe by Johannes Stöffler shows the heavens. It used to belonged to the Dukes of Württemberg. /6

Finally, there are plenty of human stories at @LMWStuttgart. During the Thirty Years War, a citizen of the town of Tamm buried his savings as marauders approached - he never came back for it. It was discovered in 1935. /7

Hope you enjoyed that. @LMWStuttgart, if you ever need an English tour guide or education guide, let me know! ;)

You can follow @MikeStuchbery_.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.