Burkard Zamels

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Burkard Zamels (* about 1690 ; † 1757 in Mainz ) was a German sculptor of Baroque . He was the court sculptor of the Mainz Elector Lothar Franz von Schönborn . Zamels was - alongside Franz Matthias Hiernle , Johann Peter Melchior and Johann Sebastian Barnabas Pfaff (1747–1794) - an important representative of the "Middle Rhine variant" of baroque sculpture.


The atlases executed as caryatids at the entrance of the Deutschhaus
Portal figure of St. Clare at the Armklarakloster

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  • Baron Ludwig Döry (author), Historischer Verein Rhein-Main-Taunus eV (Hrsg.): Two baroque masterpieces in Kriftel: Statues of the hll. Bernhard and Josef von Burkhard Zamels from the Eberbach monastery . In: Rad und Sparren, H. 19, 1991
  • Luzie Bratner (author), Society for Middle Rhine Church History (ed.): The archbishop's grave monuments of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Mainz cathedral . Sources and treatises on the history of the Middle Rhine Church, Vol. 113. Self-published by the Society for Church History on the Middle Rhine, Mainz 2005, pp. 96-107. ISBN 3-929135-47-7 . Table of contents (PDF file): [1] (PDF; 49 kB)

Web links

Commons : Burkard Zamels  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ German Documentation Center for Art History ( Memento from December 20, 2014 in the Internet Archive ): Tomb of Elector Philipp Karl von Eltz: Pleurant with coat of arms
  2. ^ Franz Stephan Pelgen: A new find on Burkhard Zamels and the grave slab for Christoph Rudolph von Stadion in the Mainz Cathedral . In: Mainz magazine. Born in 105. Mainz. 2010, pp. 223-225.
  3. Luzie Bratner: The archbishop's grave monuments of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Mainz Cathedral self-published by the Society for Middle Rhine Church History , Mainz, 2005