Die Heilige Familie

Die Heilige Familie

Dating
1475/80
More about this artwork
This charming, small representation combines the birth of Christ with the devotional scene of the Virgin on a bank of grass, a motif popular in the Upper Rhine area. Mary is seated on a bank of grass in front of the stable in Bethlehem holding her child on her lap. She is handing the child a bit of chicory, a flower that was considered to have protective powers. St. Joseph can be seen in the background. It appears as if he has come out of the stable and is preparing for departure, which evokes the story of the flight into Egypt.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IIb
Inventory Number
1132
Birth year of the artist
1450
Year the artist deceased
1491
Dimensions of the object
26,5 x 17 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Zweibrücker Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Martin Schongauer, Die Heilige Familie, 1475/80, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/OrLbdm541V (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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