Monday, April 3, 2023

The Procession of Dukes (Dresden), Rahmel-Verlag, Pulheim, Germany, nd

Measuring 334.5 ft (102 meters) this Procession of Dukes wall mosaic is located on a colonnade in the historic district of Dresden and features a collection of larger-than-life portraits of Saxony rulers dating back to the 16th century including Dukes, Electors, Kings and other leading figures from the arts and sciences. Consisting of over 24,000 Meissen tiles it is reputed to be the world's most extensive porcelain work of art.

This touristic accordion guide to the mosaic comes in three languages and illustrates the full length of the mosaic. On the reverse side are details about each of the figures portrayed. The panoramic qualities of the accordion are obviously ideally suited for documenting and illustrating a work such as this one and for educating visitors to Dresden about the city's long history.

My thanks to Guy and Mary for donating this piece to my accordion collection!

25 double-sided pages, individual pages 4" x 2.75" and when unfolded 5ft 8.5".

reverse side

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