Wienhausen, Christ surrounded by the arma Christi
ID
 
353
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Christ surrounded by the arma Christi
 
Subject
 

This paper-mache medallion depicts the figure of Christ as the Man of Sorrows surrounded by the arma Christi, symbolic of his crucifixion.

 
Creation Date
 
circa 1450
 
Century
 
15th
 
Format Medium
 

paper; paper-mache

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

The emphasis on the tools of Christ's crucifixion and his depiction as the Man of Sorrows reflects an emphasis on Christ's human suffering, a trend in late medieval piety.

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Christ surrounded by the arma Christi.