The church Sainte-Croix (Holy Cross) in Kaysersberg
As a result of significant changes in the 15th century, only a few elements of the original Romanesque church have been preserved inside the church and the columned portal
with its tympanum on the outside.
In the church there is an oversized Christ figure and a carved altar by Hans Bongart from 1518.
The Gothic carved altar as a large picture
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The step or column portal has an archaizing form. It was built around 1235. Its arched curves are plastically separated from each other by round bars. Fighters and capitals are decorated with eagles, sirens (mermaids) and palmettes (palm leaves).
The arch field of the portal represents the coronation of Mary. Mary sits to the left of Christ. The scene is framed on both sides by the archangels Michael and Gabriel.
Above the portal stands the Virgin with the Cross. A dove sits on her head.