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Uploaded 13-Jun-17
Taken 14-Jan-17
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Dimensions3000 x 4000
Original file size3.51 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Jan-17 14:04
Date modified14-Jan-17 14:04
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot S110
Focal length5.2 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/30 at f/2
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


Jacob Johann Marchand
Debate lectern, after 1685
Wood, carved, painted, and leaf gilded
Lutheran Memorials Foundations of Saxony-Anhasle
This lectern was the site of important debates at Wittenberg University for nearly 150 years. It was an appropriate monument to Martin Luther, who had originally intended his Ninety-Five Theses to open a scholarly debate about indulgences. Those who used this podium followed the example of Luther as a seeker of truth.
Along with Luther's motto, Verbo solo (through the word alone), the front wall shows the crests of the university's three classical studies faculties: medicine, law, and philosophy. The second wall alludes to the founding of the university. In the center is a portrait of Martin Pollich, the first rector. To his left is the "new" seal of the university (adopted in 1514), featuring a portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise. To the right is the "old" seal from 1502 showing Saint Augustine, who continued to represent the faculty of theology. The rear wall contains a portrait of Luther positioned so that he looked over the shoulder of the presiding officer at every debate. Above Luther is a Crucifixion scene with the words Fide sola (faith alone), meaning that humankind obtains eternal life through faith alone. At the very top we see God's name in golden Hebrew script -literally the word of God.