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Heilspiegel Altarpiece. Solomon & the Queen of Sheba. Detail: King Solomon.
15th c Swiss Gothic (Late) Painting

Konrad WITZ (Rottweil, c.1410 - 1446, Basel)
c. 1435-1438
15th c
Tempera and gold on oak panel
Gothic (Late)
Altarpiece
Basel. Switzerland.
Berlin. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Gemäldegalerie.
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The altarpiece was painted for the choir of the Leonhardskirche in Basel. It was dismantled during the iconoclasm of 1529. The central section and the predella are lost but 12 scenes from the wings survive. This scene is from the inner side of the wings.

Caption: WITZ Konrad | Heilspiegel Altarpiece. Solomon & the Queen of Sheba. Detail: King Solomon. | c. 1435-1438 | Swiss | Gothic (Late) | ©Kathleen Cohen | berf4482

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