Christ Entering Jerusalem on the Back of a Donkey, between 1480 and 1490

  • Christofel Langeisen, German

Lindenwood, polychrome pigment

  • Overall: 56 1/2 × 16 × 43 1/2 inches (143.5 × 40.6 × 110.5 cm) Overall (depth through figure's elbows): 16 inches (40.6 cm) Overall: 12 × 35 1/2 inches (30.5 × 90.2 cm)

Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass

57.97

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W251

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Polychromy
  • Linden
  • Pigment
  • Sculpture
  • Statue
  • Figure (representation)
  • Ulm
  • Christ
  • Donkey

(Henri Daguerre, Paris, France); (Joseph Brummer, New York, New York, USA); Lillian Henkel Haass (Detroit, MIchigan, USA); 1957-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Richardson, E.P. "Three Late Gothic Wood Sculptures." Art Quarterly 3, no. 4 (1940): pp. 343- 347; p. 343 (fig. 4); p. 344 (fig. 5). Corgan, C. "A Late Gothic Palmesel." Bulletin of the DIA 37, no. 3 (1957-58): pp. 66-67; p. 66 (ill.). Lipsmeyer, E. "Palmsonntag-Christus und Palmesel." Volkskunst. Zeitschrift für volkstümliche Sachkultur 12, no. 1 (February 1989): p. 50; p. 52 (fig. 5). Gillerman, D., ed. Gothic Sculpture in America. Vol. II. The Museums of the Midwest. Turnhout, 2001, pp. 155-157, no. 118; p. 156 (ill.).

Christofel Langeisen, Christ Entering Jerusalem on the Back of a Donkey, between 1480 and 1490, lindenwood, polychrome pigment. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass, 57.97.