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A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME CARVED WOODEN GROUP OF THE PIETÀ

MIDDLE-RHENISH, CIRCA 1420-1430

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A PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME CARVED WOODEN GROUP OF THE PIETÀ
MIDDLE-RHENISH, CIRCA 1420-1430

On an associated oak plinth.
The gilding and polychromy distressed; the ends of Christ's feet lacking.
12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) high
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
K. Bussman and A. Lorenz, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster - Auswahlkatalog, Münster, 1986, p. 44.

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Although the present Pietà must date from some 40 to 50 years later, it is related in style to a Pietà now in the Landesmuseum in Münster (Bussman and Lorenz, loc. cit.). That piece, which was executed in the region of Mainz around 1380, was originally in the Parish Church at Unna.
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