(b. ca. 1460, Osterode, d. 1531, Würzburg)
Mary Magdalen with two Angels1490-92
Unpainted wood, height 187 cm
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
The first recorded commission of Riemenschneider was for the parish church of Münnerstadt in 1490. It was the Mary Magdalene altarpiece installed in 1492 and today dismembered. The statue shown on the picture comes from the chest of the high altar.