S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis (detail)
ID
 
403
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis (detail)
 
Subject
 

A closer view of the Gothic plaque to S. Plectrudis. Angels hover above 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
 

full image of the Gothic plaque of S. Plectrudis; Romanesque plaque of S. Plectrudis; S. Maria im Kapitol, Gothic plaque of S. PlectrudisS. Maria im Kapitol, Romanesque plaque of S. Plectrudis

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Some of the original paint is still visible, although the work has received considerable damage over the years.

 
Current Repository
 

Cologne

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