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Ogee-shaped triptych, 1 register; reliquary (Back)

Ogee-shaped triptych, 1 register; reliquary (Back)
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Religious. Life of the Virgin.

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Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

Inv. 29/2488

Embroidered fabric;relics;rock crystal;silver gilt (hinges);pearls (later replacements);glass (larger 'pearl');ivory

Height: 108 mm
Width: 77 mm
Depth: 20 mm
Weight: 115.3 g

Annunciation; dove of the Holy Spirit; God the Father holding an orb; Virgin kneeling in prayer at a prie-Dieu; open book.
Centre panel
Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity; dove of the Holy Spirit; sceptre; orb.
Inscription along the edge of the base: ''SZTEPHANEYS LAVRENCIVS VOM HAILIGEN CREITZ...'.

Museum's opinion 2014: Augsburg, early 16th century.


Inscription on the back of the predella: 'DVRRADE RELINERIN VON HALDABERG'. Later incised inscription: 'Zeillerin'.
On the back of the centre panel: 'C.S. M [...] TP Anno 1632'.

Object Condition
The lower part of the stand is a later addition.

Belonged to (and possibly commissioned by) Dorothy Rehlinger von Haldenberg, Heldenberg, Haltenberg: nun in the Dominican convent of St Catherine in Augsburg and in 1522, founder and prevost of a monastery in Hirschzell near Kaufbeuren. Collection of Max Schmucker, engineer, Munich (by 1922); acquired from him in 1929.


© Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich. Photography: Bastian Krack.

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