MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, German
(active in 1225-1237)
Bamberg Cathedral was one of the most important cathedral building projects to be undertaken in Germany in the early 13th century. Its extensive figurative ornamentation was probably begun in the 1220s and it must have been virtually complete by the time of the rededication of the cathedral in 1237.
A group of female figures, the Mary and Elizabeth pair, is in the eastern choir dedicated to St George. These figures are derived largely from the formal repertoire of antiquity.