Kaisheimer Altar: Darbringung im Tempel
Hans Holbein d. Ä. (1465-1524)

Kaisheimer Altar: Darbringung im Tempel,

Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies alba)
Dimensions of the object
141 x 85 cm
Not on display
Altdeutsche Malerei
Inventory number
1803 als Säkularisationsgut aus dem Zisterzienserkloster Kaisheim
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Hans Holbein d. Ä., Kaisheimer Altar: Darbringung im Tempel, 1502, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYb5qLYm (Last updated on 19.12.2023)
This is one of eight depictions from the life of the Virgin that decorated the inner sides of the wings of the high altar from the Kaisheim Monastery church, St. Mary Assumption. Scenes of the Passion were painted on the outer sides of the wings, which were separated from the whole as early as 1715. The altar was a team effort of the artist with the panel maker Adolf Daucher and the woodcarver Gregor Erhart. Erhart's Virgin of Mercy (now destroyed; formerly Deutsches Museum, Berlin) is generally thought to be the Madonna from the Kaisheimer altar.

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