Wienhausen, aurifrisium detail
ID
 
360
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, aurifrisium detail
 
Subject
 

A more detailed view of the decorative embroidery and metal pieces on this aurifrisium from Wienhausen.

 
Century
 
15th
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

linen and silk with decorative metals

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

The nuns of Wienhausen were the probable creators of this aurifrisium adorned with embroidery and decorative metal pieces. Aurifrisia were used to decorate the altar.

 
Related Work
 

Wienhausen, aurifrisium; Wienhausen, aurifrisium

 
Descriptive Notes
 

The embroidery at top left likely depicts the Pelican feeding its young from its side, a symbol of Christ and his sacrifice.

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, aurifrisium detail.