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Artist Name:

Workshop of Tilmann Riemenschneider

Nationality & Life Dates:

German, ca. 1460 – 1531


St. Andrew


ca. 1505


Lindenwood, formerly polychromed


40 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

Credit Line:

Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Accession Number:


On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
Positioned at eye level in the European galleries of the High Museum of Art is a linden wood (or lime wood) sculpture of an aging man, the biblical apostle and martyr St. Andrew, attributed to the workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation gifted this slight sculpture to the High in 1958 along with more than forty other works of art. Research into St. Andrew focused on several important areas: provenance of this sculpture before the twentieth century; the uncertain attribution to Riemenschneider and his workshop; the question of whether the sculpture was originally colored or uncolored; and an inquiry for technical study.

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