Wienhausen, seal of the convent
ID
 
389
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Sorting Title
 
Wienhausen, seal of the convent
 
Subject
 

The seal of the community of Wienhausen.

 
Creation Date
 
1265
 
Century
 
13th
 
Work Type
 
repertory
 
Format Medium
 

wax; wax impression of the convent's seal

 
Original Location
 

Wienhausen

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

The inscription on the seal reads "Sigillum sancte Marie in Winhusen." The virgin Mary is depicted in the center, standing and holding the figure of the Christ child. To her right stand two figures bearing candles (?). To her left appear seven figures grouped together, perhaps a reference to the Cistercian nuns of the community or the seven wise virgins.

 
Current Repository
 

Klosterarchiv Wienhausen,Wienhausen

 
Repository Number
 
Urkunde 85/Or. 70 from 1265
 
Photo Credit
 
Kloster Wienhausen
 
Statement
 

Abbess Renate von Randow; Wolfgang Brandis

 
Image of Wienhausen, seal of the convent.