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Relief - The Resurrection

The Resurrection

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing the Resurrection is probably made in the late 15th century South Germany. This is convex and has a hole near the right margin.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Resurrection. Christ rises from the tomb giving the blessing, and holding in his left hand the staff with a cross and also a scroll. His garments are loosely draped. On the right are two soldiers asleep, one sitting with a cap on his head, the other, who has curling hair, lies extended on his back. On the left another soldier kneels in a helmet. In a background are seen hills, the Mount of Olives, and the towers of Jerusalem. The relief is convex and has a hole near the right margin.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)


late 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl


Diameter: 5.5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting the Resurrection, South Germany, late 15th century

Subjects depicted



Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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