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Bishop's Crosier

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1475/80

Artist:

Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

About this artwork

Martin Schongauer was renowned as a painter, but he is best known today for his engravings. Bishop’s Crosier attests to his superior technique in this exacting medium. The refinement of his line allowed him to capture every detail of the ritual object he rendered, while his family background in goldsmith work informed his depiction of this intricate three-dimensional piece.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Martin Schongauer

Title

Bishop's Crosier

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1475–1480

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

282 × 110 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.43

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