Wienhausen, S. Elizabeth embroidery (detail)
ID
 
371
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Creator
 
the nuns of Wienhausen
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, S. Elizabeth embroidery (detail)
 
Subject
 

This embroidery depicts the life and miracles of S. Elizabeth of Hungary. This detail depicts S. Elizabeth being scourged. At bottom left appears a woman with a spindle engaged in spinning.

 
Creation Date
 
ca. 1480
 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
website
 
Format Medium
 

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

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Historical Context
 

Elizabeth, a Hungarian princess, became the wife of Ludwig of Thuringia. She became an important model of lay sanctity in the later Middle Ages. She was revered in particular for her care of the poor and sick. See Kloster Wienhausen: Die Bildteppiche.

 
Current Repository
 

Wienhausen

 
Photo Credit
 
Praun Kunstverlag, Munich
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, S. Elizabeth embroidery (detail).