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Sybil (Bärbel von Ottenheim). Side view.

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Sybil (Bärbel von Ottenheim). Side view.
15th c Netherlandish Gothic (Late) Sculpture

Niclaus GERHAERT (aka Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leyden) (active c. 1430 - c. 1473, Vienna (Austria))
15th c
Red standstone
Gothic (Late)
Strasbourg. France.
Frankfurt am Main. Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie. Liebieghaus
Originally placed on the portal of the New Chancellery in Strasbourg and paired with the head of a man. Interpretations include: a sybil (the woman) and a prophet (the man); and a local tradition of the lovers Graf Jakob von Lichtenberg and his mistress Bärbel von Ottenheim.

Caption: GERHAERT Niclaus | Sybil (Bärbel von Ottenheim). Side view. | 1463-1464 | Netherlandish | Gothic (Late) | ©Kathleen Cohen | frnk5906
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