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Monument of Count Otto IV of Henneberg Peter Vischer the Elder (attributed to) J. Rotermund cég (cast maker)


Peter Vischer the Elder (attributed to) Nuremberg, ca. 1460 – Nuremberg, 1529

J. Rotermund cég (cast maker) Nürnberg

Date ca. 1488 (original), 1909 (cast)
Object type plaster cast
Medium, technique plaster cast

274 × 148 × 55 cm

Inventory number Rg.50
Collection Sculpture
On view This artwork is not on display

The cenotaph (symbolic tomb) attributed to Peter Vischer the Elder, a Nuremberg master, was made around 1488 and commemorates Otto IV, Count of Henneberg (1437–1502), the former patron of the Collegiate Church in Römhild. The monument, set in the baptismal chapel of the church since 1735, consists of a sandstone plate built into the wall and the life-size bronze figure of the deceased knight in armour. The sandstone backplate is bordered by inscribed ribbons cast in bronze and by the Henneberg family’s coats of arms. The count, holding a heraldic flag and a sword, stands on the figure of a lion which symbolises courage.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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