The Calvaries of Kullamaa Church and Tallinn’s Cathedral

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The Calvary completed in 1694 for Tallinn’s Cathedral offers the best possibility for comparison with the Calvary at Kullamaa Church. The two groups of sculptures share several features in common – especially regarding the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist, but also regarding the figure of Christ.

A more rotund, livelier depiction of the Christ at Kullamaa, and his loincloth waving in the ‘breeze’, which required a technically complicated solution from the sculptor: garment details were added to the whole, distinguishing it from the figures of Christ at Koeru Church and Tallinn’s Cathedral.

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