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Palmesel gothic statue Christ on his donkey

85 000 €


Statue of the Christ on a donkey, German word Palmesel (palm donkey) or Palmezel mounted on a wheeled platform, which was part of Palm Sunday processions in south Germany, Alsace, Swiss and north Italy for some of them until the Reformation. This late gothic - early renaissance transition sculpture around 1500, is characteristic from the late Middle Ages processions statues, which reenacted Christ's entry into Jerusalem mounted on an ass. This Christ has a label mentioning its upkeep by a restorer of Mulhouse in 1941: it certainly comes from this area. Only fifty specimens would stay in the world coming from German-speaking regions.


  • Time:15th century
  • Origin:France
  • Material or technique:Wood
  • Sizes:40 x 123 x 132 cm (Width x Length x Height)
  • Reference:1004

Conservation status

Really good condition, no apparent restorations except some fillers


Musée du Louvre - Paris ; Musée National du Moyen Age - Paris ; Musée de l'oeuvre Notre-Dame - Strasbourg (France) ; Metropolitan Museum - New York (USA) ; Museum Schnütgen - Cologne ; Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nuremberg ; Landesmuseum Württemberg - Stuttgart (Germany).

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