Wienhausen, Responsorial detail, coronation of Mary
ID
 
391
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, Responsorial detail, coronation of Mary
 
Subject
 

This illumination (found on page 18 verso) from the Wienhausen Responsorial portrays the coronation of Mary by Christ.

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

pigment and gold on vellum; illumination

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

This Responsorial was created after the convent's internal reform, circa 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). Figürliche Buchmalereien in den spätmittelalterlichen Handschriften der Lüneburger Frauenklöster.

 
Descriptive Notes
 

This illumination graces the page on which the responses sung on the feast of the Virgin's assumption appear. The text band reads: "Today the Virgin Mary ascended into heaven" (Hodie Maria virgo celos ascendit). This depiction of the coronation of the Virgin Mary by Christ portrays both figures seated together on a bench. Christ raises his right hand in blessing, while Mary clasps hers in prayer towards Christ. Christ's wound is clearly depicted with a stream of red blood. At the bottom of the page appears a small illumination of a Cistercian nun with a rosary engaged in prayer to the Virgin Mary (not pictured here).

 
Current Repository
 

Klosterarchiv,Wienhausen

 
Repository Number
 
Handschrift 29
 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, Responsorial detail, coronation of Mary.