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Products from the Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria (10 products):
Background Information: Baroque Paper-Box Theatres
Paper-box theatre "Paradise"
Paper-box theatre "Paradise"
Following the tradition of baroque theatre architecture, small-sized theatres emerged during the first half of the 18th century. These theatres were not only intended for private use but also publicly exhibited at fairs up to the middle of the 19th century. The Engelbrecht brothers, whose paper-box theatres are newly presented here, were extremely successful with their "illuminated painting and cut-out pictures" which they jointly produced in their publishing firm between 1712 and 1735. Technically simplified, copperplate engravings were coloured and cut out by hand, frequently embellished with fabric or metal applications, and mounted into wooden boxes. Their purpose was to give an impression of the splendour of baroque theatres to those people that were excluded from visiting the great theatres. This may explain the immense popularity of such paper-box theatres, which may give pleasure to a kind public even nowadays.

Although the paper-box theatres presented here are titled "Krippen" (nativity scenes), they cover a wide range of scenes from the Old and the New Testament and are, therefore, only partly restricted to Christmas topics.
Books on Monasteries and Churches:

Monastery Guide: Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster, Austria

Guide through the Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria. In German, English and Italian. History and Interior, Collegiate Church, etc. With many beautiful pictures.

8.50 Euro

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Collectors' Items and Rarities:

Das älteste Urbarium von Kremsmünster (1299 / 1877)

30.00 Euro

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Führer durch die Schauräume des Stiftes Kremsmünster

15.00 Euro

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Die Wiegendrucke des Stiftes Kremsmünster

30.00 Euro

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Nativity Scenes - Paper - Cut-Out Sheets:

Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the herdsmen

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.
Trailer with details: adoration of the herdsmen - details

13.00 Euro

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Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the magi

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Cut-out sheet. Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.
Trailer with details: adoration of the magi - details

13.00 Euro

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Mini Baroque Theatre:

Paradise - cut-out sheet

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A lovely "baroque theater" scene: The paradise with Adam, Eve, plants and animals. A reprint by the Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster (Austria), similar to the look of a baroque theater scene of the 18 th century.

13.00 Euro

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Darstellung im Tempel

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13.00 Euro

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Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the herdsmen

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.
Trailer with details: adoration of the herdsmen - details

13.00 Euro

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Nativity scene - cut-out sheets - adoration of the magi

Lovely Christmas nativity scene: Cut-out sheet. Reprint of the nativity scenes, made by the brothers Engelbrecht (Augsburg, Germany, 1712 - 1735) - similar to a baroque theater scene. Reprint by the Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria.
Trailer with details: adoration of the magi - details

13.00 Euro

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Link: Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster, Upper Austria