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ID number:  BIRBI-43.8
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  attributed to Mauch, Daniel (1477-1540)
Title / Object name:  St Dorothy of Caeserea
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Ulm
Culture:  German
Date made:  about 1510
Materials:  Wood, polychromed and gilded
Measurements:  56 cm
Provenance:  Purchased in Munich, 1934, by Otto Wertheimer, paris; Sold to H. Weiss, Sagen and London; purchased from them by Edith m. Mendelssohn Bartholdy; purchased from Edith Mendlessohn Bartholdy, June 1943, for £650
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According to legend, St Dorothy of Caesarea was martyred for her Christian beliefs in 304. A man taunted her when she was about to be executed and mockingly requested roses and apples from heaven. When a child – an angel in disguise – then gave him a basket of roses and apples after her death, he instantly converted to Christianity. Mauch trained in Ulm, in southern Germany, where he produced an early masterpiece, the Bieselbach altarpiece (1510), to which this fine work has been compared.

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Mauch, Daniel
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