Wienhausen, Devotional image depicting a youthful Christ with Mary
ID
 
395
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Devotional image depicting a youthful Christ with Mary
 
Subject
 

A youthful Christ is depicted walking with his mother Mary. Mary holds Christ by the hand, and Christ carries a basket.

 
Century
 
13th
 
Format Medium
 

painting on vellum

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This is one of the many devotional images found beneath the floorboards of the nuns' choir at Wienhausen. See Kloster Wienhausen: Der Fund vom Nonnenchor

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

This image is quite damaged, but the figures of a youthful Christ carrying a basket and led by Mary are apparent. Similar scenes (and iconography) appeared elsewhere within the convent. (See related works) This scene portrayed the close familiar and familial relationship between Christ and his mother.

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Devotional image depicting a youthful Christ with Mary.