Wienhausen, aurifrisium
ID
 
359
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, aurifrisium
 
Subject
 

This aurifrisium was used by the nuns of Wienhausen to decorate the altar. Decorative metal pieces and embroidery decorate the fabric.

 
Century
 
15th
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

linen and silk with metal decoration

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This aurifrisium was likely produced by the nuns of Wienhausen. Other decorative pieces like those sewn onto this aurifrisium were discovered in 1953 under the floorboards of the nuns' choir.

 
Related Work
 

Detail of this aurifrisium; Wienhausen, aurifrisium detail

 
Descriptive Notes
 

The embroidery on this aurifrisium alternates between a tree shape and a round medallion that depicts a pelican feeding its young from its side. The pelican symbolized Christ and his sacrifice. See Wienhausen, aurifrisium detail

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, aurifrisium.