Tilman Riemenschneider / Seated Bishop / ca. 1495Tilman Riemenschneider
Seated Bishop
ca. 1495

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Creator Name: Riemenschneider, Tilman
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: German, 1460-1531, active in W├╝rzburg,1483-ca. 1531
Creator Name-CRT: Tilman Riemenschneider
Title: Seated Bishop
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Creation Start Date: 1493
Creation End Date: 1497
Creation Date: ca. 1495
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-wood
Materials and Techniques: Lindenwood, black stain
Dimensions: 35 1/2 x 14 x 5 7/8 in. (90.2 x 35.6 x 14.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1970.137.1
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1970
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Late medieval lindenwood sculptors in South Germany, among whom Tilman Riemenschneider was one of the most gifted, adopted the practice of not painting the sculptures of large altarpieces. They chose instead to stain in black a few details, such as the eyes in this figure, and then to finish the surface with a clear glaze. The lack of attributes makes the identification of this bishop uncertain.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1970.137.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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