The Meeting of Saints Erasmus and Maurice (c. 1520)


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Matthias Grünewald


The Meeting of Saints Erasmus and Maurice   Germany (c. 1520)

Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.

This painting was commissioned by Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, who moved many relics of Saint Maurice from Magdeburg to Halle in 1514, in the interest of a pan-German pilgrimage to that city. He was also the model for Saint Erasmus in this painting.

Image from MedievalPOC

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