Wienhausen, Responsorial, detail of the Arisen Christ
ID
 
392
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Responsorial, detail of the Arisen Christ
 
Subject
 

A more detailed view of the image of the Arisen Christ from page 6 recto of the Wienhausen Responsorial.

 
Creation Date
 
post 1476
 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
late Gothic
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Format Medium
 

gold and pigment on vellum; illumination

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This responsorial was created after the convent's internal reform in 1469. According to Uhde-Stahl, the late date of the manuscript (after 1476) but the iconographically earlier images indicates that the manuscript may have been produced by older nuns who adhered to older artistic styles (Uhde-Stahl, 50). See Figürliche Buchmalereien in den spätmittelalterlichen Handschriften der Lüneburger Frauenklöster.

 
Descriptive Notes
 

The image at the top of the page depicts the Arisen Christ emerging from his tomb. The iconography of this image, created by the nuns of this community, recalls the iconography based on the convent's statue of the Arisen Christ, which appears in numerous media throughout the ages within the convent. (See Related Works). He emerges from the tomb with one leg in the foreground. Three sleeping guards are depicted in front of the tomb. Christ holds a banner; on his left appears a single angel. The text band states: "To me is given all power in you" (Data est mihi omnis potestas in te).

 
Current Repository
 

Klosterarchiv,Wienhausen

 
Repository Number
 
Handschrift 29
 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Responsorial, detail of the Arisen Christ.