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Other works of art

Livinus Evangelarium, Source: Saint Bavo Cathedral Ghent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens

Other works of art in the cathedral

The Ghent Altarpiece is not the only masterpiece that is housed within the old walls of the Ghent cathedral. From the in 1536 abolished Saint Bavo’s Abbey, the monks transferred various objects to the former Saint Bavo’s Church. One of the most special is Livinus' manuscript which contains the four Gospels. It is one of the oldest preserved books in Belgium, since it dates from the 9th century.

Most of the masterpieces on display were made after the church became a cathedral when the diocese of Ghent was founded in 1559. Here you can already find some of them.

Livinus Evangelarium, Source: Saint Bavo Cathedral Ghent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens
Justus van Gent, Calvary triptych Source: Saint Bavo's Cathedral Ghent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens
Peter Paul Rubens, conversion of Sint-Bavo Source: Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens
Frans Pourbus, History of Saint Andrew. The preaching of Saint John the Baptist. Source: Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens
Jeroom Du Quesnoy, Praalgraf Antonius Triest Source: Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo
Reliquary Johannes De Doper Source: Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent, www.artinflanders.be, an initiative of meemoo, photo Hugo Maertens

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