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Standing Female Saint

Artist:
Hans von Reutlingen (German, Aachen, 1465–1547) or Workshop
Date:
ca. 1510
Geography:
Made in Aachen, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Silver and silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/4in. (9.5 x 3.4 x 3.1cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.9
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 left hand of the crowned female figure is also missing, together with her other attribute, making it impossible to determine whether she represents the Virgin, a royal, or a martyred female saint.
Possibly from the reliquary shrine of Saint Lambert, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Liège; Thomas F. Flannery, Jr. 1926–1980, Chicago (sold 1983) ; [ Blumka II Gallery, New York (sold 1991)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Twenty-First Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1990, through June 30, 1991." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 121 (1991). p. 35.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 281, p. 221.

Evans, Helen C., ed. The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions – Online Catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008.



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