The Mater Dolorosa

Lautenbach Master German
Circle of Peter Hemmel von Andlau (Strassburger Werkstattgemeinschaft)

On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 19

Christ's mourning mother (Mater dolorosa) stands within a lush network of leafy branches known as Astwerk, a translation of architectural canopies and tracery into a vegetal vocabulary. Among the most innovative artists of the late fifteenth century, Peter Hemmel and the group of stainedglass painters he worked with known as the Strasbourg Workshop Cooperative executed glazing programs throughout southern Germany and into Austria. The panels is in superb condition.

See also acc. no. 1998.215.1

The Mater Dolorosa, Lautenbach Master (German, active late 15th century), Pot-metal glass and colorless glass, silver stain, and vitreous paint, South German

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