Kirchenväteraltar: Hl. Augustinus
Michael Pacher (1435-1498)

Kirchenväteraltar: Hl. Augustinus,

um 1480
Material / Technology / Carrier
Zirbelholz
Dimensions of the object
212 x 100 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
2597
Acquisition
1812 als Säkularisationsgut aus dem Augustinerchorherrenstift Neustift bei Brixen
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Michael Pacher, Kirchenväteraltar: Hl. Augustinus, um 1480, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYmblxYm (Last updated on 04.08.2022)
The altarpiece of the Early Church Fathers from the Church the Augustinian Canons at Neustift near Brixen shows the four most important scholars of the Western Church with their legend-related attributes: Jerome with the lion, from whose paw he is extracting a thorn; Augustine with the child who convinced him of the impossibility of fathoming the mystery of the Holy Trinity; Pope Gregory the Great with Emperor Trajan who he redeemed from purgatory through prayer; Ambrose with the child who demanded that he be anointed bishop. Four scenes from the legend of St. Augustine, which once made up the back of the wings, are also part of the altarpiece.

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