Master of Rabenden / Vesperbild (Pietà) / c. 1515-1520Master of Rabenden
Vesperbild (Pietà)
c. 1515-1520

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Creator Name: Master of Rabenden
Creator Nationality: German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1644 - aft 1728
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Master of Rabenden
Title: Vesperbild (Pietà)
Title Type: Primary
Title: Pietà
Title Type: alternate
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1510
Creation End Date: 1525
Creation Date: c. 1515-1520
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Polychromed and gilded lindenwood
Dimensions: Overall: 89.1cm x 77.2cm x 32.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1938.294
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Georg Schuster Collection, Munich, Germany; (Julius Böhler, Munich, Germany).
Context: This masterwork is the only known sculpture of this subject by the artist. Intended for an interior chapel, the sculpture is also remarkable for the fine preservation of its original polychromy (paint). The artist, whose identity is unknown, has been named for the altarpiece he carved in the Bavarian church of Rabenden.The term Vesperbild is the German word for pieta, an image of the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ on her lap. This theme of sorrow and devotion seems to have originated in Germany during the early 1300s, and was more popular in central Europe than in Italy.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1938.294
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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