Brakel and New York Cloisters Hanging
ID
 
610
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Sorting Title
 
Brakel and New York Cloisters Hanging, Zone 3, detail
 
Subject
 

Description:
Each scene is enclosed in a quatrefoil with floral, foliate, and geometric decorations around.
Scenes from left to right:
Scene 1: A crowned David is presented with a wreath by one of five women wearing fillets. Above hovers a scroll inscribed VICTOREM HONORANT VIRGINES VOTIS.
Scene 2: The depiction of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem represents Christ, nimbed, right hand raise, and riding sidesaddle on an ass. He is attended by two nimbed Apostles to the right. To the left, a youth holding an axe sits in a tree behind a man wearing hat and spreading his garment before Christ.
Scene 3: Abraham sacrificing Isaac - To the left Isaac, carrying faggots on his back, holds the right hand of Abraham, to the right. Above floats a scroll inscribed YSAAC PORTAT LIGNA. Abraham carries a bowl of fire in his left hand, and below him is a scroll inscribed ABRAHAM PORTAT LIGNEM.
Scene 4: The image depicts Christ bearing the Cross on his left shoulder, flanked by three men wearing hats, one holding the cross and one with shield. The Virgin Mary, nimbed, supports Christ's left arm.

 
Creation Date
 
c.1400
 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Measurements
 
h. 154cm, w. 156cm
 
Format Medium
 

linen, weaving and embroidery

 
Current Repository
 

New York: Metropolitan Museum, Cloisters

 
Repository Number
 
69.109
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
80 N56 MMetCl H2,1 C 026051
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Brakel and New York Cloisters Hanging.