Lot 157: 14 Relief Panels, Station of the Cross within Chest, 20th C
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Limestone, polychrome and gold, soft wood, partially with dark paint, leather, iron
Germany, 20th century
Reliefs numbered verso from 1-14; each with drill hole as wall mounting
Chest with several address labels; the inside of the lid with handwritten owner mark Essen-Borbeck
Relief slabs with the 14 Stations of the Cross
Chest with hinged lid, lateral carrying handles and iron fittings, a key is included
Dimensions of reliefs: 33 x 29 x 6 cm
Dimensions of chest: 43.5 x 79.5 x 47.5 cm
Provenance: private property Hesse, Germany
The relief tiles were presumably made for a sacred space
Representations of the Stations of the Cross originated in the Western World for the first time in the 15th century in monasteries. The first German Way of Sorrows is in Lübeck; in 1505 Master Adam Krafft created the famous 7 scenes of Nuremberg. Today, there is usually a set of 14 scenes that are passed.
The reliefs are in good condition bearing slight signs of age and wear like partially smaller bumps, abrasion and overpainting. (nlu)
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