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Bishop with Kneeling Beggar
  • Erasmus Grasser
    circa 1450–after 1526
    born: Schmidmühlen, Germany ; died: Munich, Germany
  • Bishop with Kneeling Beggar, late 1400s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 71.1 x 37.8 x 17.8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 14 7/8 x 7 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo Emmerich
  • Not on display
  • 1961.0003

Modestly clothed seated figure with bare feet. Figure associated with Saint Martin. The bishop figure wears a red tunic with a gold mantle lined in blue, now turned almost black. The cover of the book, held in figures proper left hand, is also nearly black, and the edges of the pages are red. A jewel may have been mounted on the cover of the book.