Barbarossa's Chandelier (1184)
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Barbarossa's Chandelier (1184)

St Michael the Archangel in the center of Barbarossa's Chandelier in the Palatine Chapel. The huge (4.2-meter diameter) bronze circlet was commissioned by Frederick Barbarossa on the occasion of Charlemagne's canonization. It was created 1165-84 in Aachen and is inscribed with a dedication to Mary from Barbarossa and his wife Beatrix.