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Tilman Riemenschneider

Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531) was one of the great late medieval sculptors. Riemenschneider worked in both wood and stone, although his specialty was limewood sculpture. (Not surprisingly, he had imitators.) His greatest achievements, however, are his exquisitely carved and spectacular altars, of which the most famous is the Altar of the Holy Blood (Heilig-Blut-Altar). [more inside]
posted by thomas j wise on Aug 9, 2008 - 9 comments

The crosses of the descanso are like the stations of the cross, the road the rosary. - Rudolfo Anaya

Descansos. Public Altars to an Interrupted Journey.
posted by grabbingsand on Oct 30, 2003 - 8 comments

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