Sep 19, 2011

St Margharet’s of Karuse FDC from ESTONIA

FDC Name:St Margharet’s of Karuse.
Issue Date:25th AUG'2011
St Margaret's of Karuse was built in the third quarter of the 13th century as a fortified church next to a trade route passing from Saaremaa to North Estonia. It is one of the oldest West-Estonian churches. Master of the Order Otto von Luttenberg, who fell in a battle against the Lithuanians on the Suur väin (Moon Sund) ice near Karuse in 1270, is believed to have been the builder of the church and is probably buried in it. St Margaret's of Karuse is a nave-only church with Romance and early Gothic influences. Its oldest part is the choir, which is narrower and lower than the rest of the building. The interior features a Baroque pulpit by the famous German woodcarver, Christian Ackermann (1697), a 16th century chandelier and a late 18th century altar. The altarpiece is an 1888 copy of an Albert Dürer's motif by B. Baggern. There are some 13th century grave slabs and stone crosses in the churchyard.
Technical Details:
Price: 0.35
Date: 25.08.2011
Print: offset
Designer: Riho Luuse
Perforation: 14:13¾
Sheets: 5x4
Quantity issued: 50 000
Printing house: AS Vaba Maa
Remark:Thanks Pirjo for the FDC.

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