S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis
ID
 
402
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis
 
Subject
 

A plaque of S. Plectrudis, the reputed foundress of the chapter of S. Maria im Kapitol. Angels hover above the figure of Plectrudis, who holds a model of the chapter she founded in her left hand.

 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

stone

 
Original Location
 

Cologne

 
Historical Context
 

Plectrudis, the wife of Pipin of Heristal reputedly founded the chapter of S. Maria im Kapitol in the seventh century. The community regarded her as their royal foundress.

 
Related Work
 

detail of the Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis; Romanesque plaque of S. Plectrudis; S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis (detail)S. Maria im Kapitol, Romanesque plaque of S. Plectrudis

 
Current Repository
 

Cologne

 
Photo Credit
 
June Mecham
 
Image of S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis.