Group of Christ and St John the Evangelist, 1320/30

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The sculpture shows Jesus and the virgin John, his favourite disciple as understood in medieval interpretation. He is resting on Christ's chest in the manner of a "bride". Devotional pictures of this kind were worshiped exclusively in southwest German convents. This group of figures comes from the Cistercian convent Wald near Meßkirch.

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