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Detailed description :Gregor Erhart
Sainte Marie-Madeleine

Gregor Erhart
Sainte Marie-Madeleine

Author(s): Sophie  Guillot de Suduiraut

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An unusual portrayal of St. Mary Magdalene, this sensual nude figure, sculpted around 1515-1520, represents the repentant sinner as a mystic ascetic, clothed only by her hair and raised up in the sky by angels. Over the course of its eventful history, the lime tree wood statue, purchased by the museum, took on an almost profane quality. Gregor Erhart here produced his masterpiece, a brilliant creation of Nordic humanism in the late Middle Ages, on the threshold of the Renaissance.



Technical details

64 pages, paperback with flaps, 14 x 21.5 cm, 57 color and black-and-white illustrations.

Publication date



15th-16th centuries
ISBN French2-7118-3509-X
French only


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