Wienhausen, Christ's entry to Jerusalem
Original Country
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
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Wienhausen, Christ's entry to Jerusalem

This stained glass window, one of five in the upper cloister of the south wing at Wienhausen. depicts Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

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stained glass

Original Location


Historical Context

These stained glass windows date from the fourteenth century. Money for these windows were donated by lay patrons, as indicated in the convent's necrology. The diamond shaped windows, such as this one, were located along the upper level cloister in the south wing, above matching pointed windows, each with stained glass tops and presumably with wooden shutters below. The windows were taken to the glass workshop of Henning & Andres in Hannover in 1894 for restauration and reconstruction and returned to the cloister with the advice of Conrad Wilhelm Hase. This removal and rennovation effort, however, makes it impossible to know if the windows were returned to their original context and order within the cloister. In their current order, they run from west to east: the entrance of Christ in Jerusalem, the last supper, the crucifixion, Christ prepared for burial, Christ in Hell, the Resurrection, Christ and Mary in the garden, and the apostles Peter and Paul. This narrative flow, however, is broken by two glass panels with apostles and three with figures of saintly abbots, among them Benedict of Nursia and Bernard of Clairvaux.

Descriptive Notes

According to Ulf-Dietrich Korn, this window was made by the same workshop as the windows depicting the last supper and Christ freeing the damned in Hell. Kloster Wienhausen: Die Glasmalereien

Current Repository


Photo Credit
Praun Kunstverlag, Munich

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

Image of Wienhausen, Christ's entry to Jerusalem.