Martin Luther " Family Devotions " Limited Edition Collectible Plate This is one of a limited edition of 1,500 fine porcelain plates created especially for Aid Association of Lutherans. Collector Year 1978 China 10 1/2" with 2 thin gold bands on inner and outer rim I have THREE other plates in this series up for auction as well. They are: "FAMILY DEVOTIONS" from 1980 "BAPTISM" from 1979 1981 untitled- some times known as "TEACHER" or "SCHOOLMASTER". The back reads: LORD'S SUPPER "Participation in this supper is part of the confession by which people testify before God and angels and men that they are Christians. " -Martin Luther Luther administering Lords Supper. The triptych for the altar is from the studio of Lucas Cranach and actually was completed after Luther's death and dedicated as a memorial to him. The left panel shows Melanchthon, friend of Luther and the dominant spirit of the Reformation after his death, performing a baptism. The center panel depicts the Lords Supper and the right panel shows Pastor Bugenhagen, a Key in each hand, pronouncing absolution. The lower panel, the predella, pictures Luther preaching. Thomas M. Dietrich, artist emeritus at Lawrence University, was commissioned by Aid Association for Lutherans in Appleton, WI, to do a group of paintings about Martin Luther, his times and doctrine. Time has changed the face of the Germany Luther Knew. Tfore, artistic license has been used to tell the pictorial story of Luther, his land and him work. Making no claim as an historian, the painter used pictorial and written records, books, old prints and paintings - and more importantly, set his easel in the land of Luther. Limited Edition of 1500 Plates 1978 Check them out! /_W0QQsassZ*wild*cherry*QQhtZ-1 Get all four and Save on shipping!
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