Wienhausen, Agnes of Landsberg
Original Country
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
Sorting Title
Wienhausen, Agnes of Landsberg

A statue of the founder of Wienhausen, Duches Agnes of Landsberg (Meissen). Agnes holds a model of the convent church in her hand.

Format Medium

limestone with painting

Original Location


Historical Context

This statue portrays the founder of the convent of Wienhausen, Duchess Agnes of Landsberg. Agnes was a daughter of Konrad of Landsberg, Margrave of the Lausitz, and the second wife of Duke Henry of Saxony, Count Palantine near the Rhine, who was the elder son of Henry the Lion. According the convent chronicle, Agnes founded the convent in the neighboring town of Nienhagen circa 1221 and the convent moved to its present location in Wienhausen circa 1231. Agnes later retired to the convent as a widow. This limestone statue may have been originally intended as a tomb monument, although this theory has been questioned. The sculpture seems to reflect the influence of sculpture in Naumburg and Meissen. It dates to the late thirteenth century.

Related Work

Wienhausen, Duchess Agnes appears in this dedication mural; Wienhausen, Dedication mural

Current Repository


Photo Credit
Praun Kunstverlag, Munich

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

Image of Wienhausen, Agnes of Landsberg.