Marienaltar in Creglingen

Full Marienaltar Riemenschneider Creglingen

The Virgin Mary’s Retable (Marienaltar) in the Herrgottskirche measures an impressive 9.2 m high, 3.68 m wide, and 0.44 m deep.

The master woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531) sculpted the Altar of the Virgin probably between 1505-10. He follow the customary triptych layout for the period: the main shrine (Mittelschrein), which is based on a predella, may be closed by two side wings (Seitenflügel), while the whole altar is topped by an intricately carved superstructure (Gesprenge).