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St. Andrew

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St. Andrew

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Master of the Bibra Annunciation

Date

ca. 1505

Medium

Lindenwood, formerly polychromed

Accession #

58.57

Dimensions

40 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 204

Description

Tilman Riemenschneider, the greatest late medieval German sculptor, was remarkable not only for his technical facility but also for the expressive power of his figures. St. Andrew, holding the x-shaped cross of his martyrdom, has the elongated hands and face and intense expression typical of late Gothic art.

The natural lindenwood was stained brown, perhaps in the 1800s, to simulate the appearance of aged oak but originally may have been painted with colors to render it more lifelike.

Credit

Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

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