Lüne, S. George Tapestry
ID
 
297
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Sorting Title
 
Lüne, S. George Tapestry
 
Subject
 

This wool on linen embroidery, created by the nuns in the convent of Lüne, depicts the legend of S. George.

 
Creation Date
 
c. 1500
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

wool on linen; embroidery

 
Original Location
 

Lüneburg

 
Historical Context
 

Following the convent's internal reform in the fifteenth century, the convent created several large tapestries for the decoration of the church. The injunction for monastic work, which experienced a late revival under Prioress Mechtild Wilde, was fulfilled in the tapestries and bench covers (Banklaken) produced by the nuns between 1492-1508. This tapestry originally would have hung above the choir stools in the nuns' choir at Lüne.

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

Banklaken

 
Current Repository
 

Kestner Museum,Hannover

 
Photo Credit
 
June Mecham
 
Image of Lüne, S. George Tapestry.