The Dead Christ Supported by the Virgin Mary and Saint John

The Dead Christ Supported by the Virgin Mary and Saint John


Hans Multscher

(German, c. 1400-1467)


Overall: 10.2 x 7.8 cm (4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Chester D. Tripp 1966.736


Inscribed on the base are the words ECCE AGNUS DEI (Behold the Lamb of God). Multscher was a prominent and successful sculptor from the Bavaria region who operated a large and prolific workshop with as many as 16 assistants. He worked in many materials and his work reflects a deep knowledge of Flemish realism, particularly that of Claus Sluter.

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