one of the bright frescoes in the wooden church of Hervartov

The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Hervartov, not far from Bardejov, is a wooden gothic-style church, built at the end of the 15th Century. It is the oldest, and best preserved wooden church in Slovakia, the roof still covered with shingles. The inside is richly decorated, most notably with a painting of The Last Supper and of the fight between Saint George and the Dragon, both from mid-17th Century. There are, of course, many more wooden churches in this area.

one of the walls has been painted from top to bottom

Saint George and the Dragon at the top

where the dragon is specifically interesting, note the many skulls around

and the bottom reserved for the queens

also nice, a wooden baptism bowl

and here the relatively small Last Supper painting, the most famous work in the church

the painting of The Last Supper, of 1653 (the painting, not the supper)

and here another skull depiction, a popular subject matter, it seems

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