UNKNOWN MASTER, German
(active 1510s)

Tomb of Archbishop Uriel von Gemmingen

1514-19
Stone
Cathedral of St. Martin and St. Stephen

The Upper and Middle Rhine continued, long after the end of the 13th century, to be regions where outstanding sculptors in stone were active. In the field of funeral sculpture a notable monument in the Mainz Cathedral marks the end of the late Gothic period. This is the tomb of Archbishop Uriel von Gemmingen, who died in 1514.

Beneath the crucifix stand in bishop's vestments, the two principal saints of the bishopric, St. Boniface and St. Martin. At the foot of the cross kneels the portrait-figure, gazing at the crucified Christ. The tomb monument is no longer in its original location, and the flanking escorting figures are missing.




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