Wienhausen, Lectern cover of crucifixion and Arisen Christ
ID
 
336
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Lectern cover of crucifixion and Arisen Christ
 
Subject
 

The embroidery depicts the Last Supper, Christ's crucifixion, and Christ emerging from the tomb. The crucifixion scene depicts Christ surrounded by the figures of Mary and John. A sword pierces Mary's heart. This embroidery was used as a hanging for a lectern. It is one of the few works believed to have been designed as well as executed by the nuns of Wienhausen.

 
Century
 
14th
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

linen and wool; woolen embroidery on a linen background

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Descriptive Notes
 

This work is one of seven artworks whose design as well as production is attributed to nuns by art historian Renate Kroos Niedersächsische Bildstickereien des Mittelalters. The convents of Lower Saxony, particularly those known as the heath convents, were famouns for their white-work embroidery, or opus teutonicum. See A Pictorial History of Embroidery

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Lectern cover of crucifixion and Arisen Christ.