Madonna and Child

ca. 1550, Artist: Tilman Riemenschneider



Madonna and Child

With his large, well-organized workshop, Riemenschneider created numerous sculptures for churches. This large figure of Mary once surely stood at the centre of an altarpiece. It shows the Virgin as “Woman of the Apocalypse,” with a golden mantle and crescent moon. The nudity of the infant Jesus, put demonstratively on display, emphasizes the human nature of the Son of God.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXIV

Object data

Object Name





ca. 1550


Tilman Riemenschneider (um 1460 Osterode/Harz - 1531 Würzburg) - GND


Painted and gilded limewood


145 cm × 54 cm × 39 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 8899

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