Wienhausen, Mirror of Mankind's Salvation embroidery (detail)
ID
 
372
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
the nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Mirror of Mankind's Salvation embroidery (detail)
 
Subject
 

This detail of the large embroidery depicting the mirror of mankind's salvation portrays Christ in the temple in the upper band and the Old Testament scene of Manna from heaven below.

 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

wool and linen; woolen embroidery in the convent stitch on a linen backing

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This large embroidery depicts the history of mankind's salvation in terms of the juxtaposition of scenes from the Old and New Testament. It was based on the work known as the "Speculum humanae salvationis."

 
Related Work
 

Wienhausen, Mirror of Mankind's Salvation embroidery; Wienhausen, Mirror of Mankind's Salvation embroidery

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Praun Kunstverlag, Munich
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Mirror of Mankind's Salvation embroidery (detail).