(b. ca. 1470, Füssen, d. ca. 1549, Kaufbeuren)

Winged Altarpiece

c. 1515
Painted limewood, 180 x 218 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This altarpiece was carved and painted in Kaufbeuren in Allgäu and once stood in the village church of Hinterkirch in South Tyrol. In the tabernacle Mary stands with the Child Jesus, who hands her a pomegranate, a symbol of love. To the right of Mary is the bishop St Nicholas in full canonicals, on the left, Mary Magdalen holds a vessel of ointment. On the sides are scenes from the lives of each saint. On the predella the reliefs depict the Death of Mary.

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