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Härkeberga Church

The church sits on a ridge in an archaeologically rich location. It is a medieval church built of granite. Most of it dates from the early 1300’s with the porch and vestry added in the 1400’s as well as the arches. At the end of the 1400’s the arches and walls were painted by Albertus Pictor. The paintings in the vault have never been limed over so are very well preserved and considered a prime example of Pictor’s works. The images are largely taken from the Biblia Pauperum. It includes stories from the Old Testament. One of the most famous of the images is Jonah being thrown into the sea to be swallowed by the whale.

The only medieval inventory is a triumphal crucifix from the first half of the 1300’s. It was restored and hangs in its original place within the church.

The pulpit dates from 1791, carved and constructed by Jean Baptiste. It is unusually elaborate to be located in a rural church.

The colors within are rich and vibrant.

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