Riemenschneider

2630 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531), German sculptor in stone and in wood. He lived in Wuurzburg and served as the city's mayor. During the 'Bauernkrieg' of 1525 he was on the side of the peasants, who lost the war. This probably resulted in his being tortured, and there is no record that he continued to sculpt after that time. In southern Germany and Austria there exist many wonderful altars from his hands, notably in Rothenburg, Creglingen, Heidelberg and Wuurzburg. (M 26764)

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