Standing Bishop

Hans von Reutlingen German

On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14

This finely worked figure appears to have come from the immense bust reliquary of Saint Lambert commissioned by the prince-bishop Erard de La Marck for the now-destroyed cathedral of Saint Lambert in Liège. Created by the Aachen goldsmith Hans von Reutlingen and his workshop beginning in 1508, it was consecrated on April 22, 1512. The bishop, who originally held a crozier in his left hand, probably represents a locally venerated bishop saint.

Standing Bishop, Hans von Reutlingen (German, Aachen, 1465–1547) or Workshop, Silver and silver gilt, German

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