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A CARVED WOOD TRIPTYCH DEPICTING THE TWELVE APOSTLES
A CARVED WOOD TRIPTYCH DEPICTING THE TWELVE APOSTLES

CIRCLE OF TILMAN RIEMENSCHNEIDER (1460-1531), 1500-1525

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A CARVED WOOD TRIPTYCH DEPICTING THE TWELVE APOSTLES
CIRCLE OF TILMAN RIEMENSCHNEIDER (1460-1531), 1500-1525
The reverse of each wing with traces of painting depicting, on one side , a female martyr and Saint Christopher and, on the other, a Bishop Saint and Saint Agnes; each section decorated with carved wood tracery and in a later wood frame.
Minor damages.
16 x 54 in. (40.6 x 137.1 cm.) the central panel
15 x 23 in. (38.1 x 58.4 cm.) the wings, each
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
J. Bier, Tilman Riemenschneider - His Life and Work, Kentucky, 1982.
Wrtzburg, Mainfrnkischen Museum, Tilman Riemenschneider - Frhe Werke, 15 Sep. - 1 Nov. 1981.

Lot Essay

The characterful and slightly mournful expressions of the Apostles are closely comparable to the work of Tilman Riemenschneider, the master sculptor who worked extensively in Wrtzburg, See, for example, the faces of the Apostles from The Last Supper on the Altarpiece of the Holy Blood in St. Jacobskirche, Rothenburg, executed between 1499-1500 (J. Bier, op. cit., pls. 23A-J).
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