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Erminoldmeister: High grave of Abbot Erminold, around 1283, Regensburg ( Checking Abbey )

Erminoldmeister is the emergency name for a medieval sculptor who is unknown by name and who created a high grave for Erminold , the first abbot of the convent near Regensburg, around 1280 . More recent research now sees this sculptor as the cathedral master builder Ludwig, who was appointed from the Upper Rhine to Regensburg around 1280.

Other stone sculptures in Regensburg are also ascribed to the Erminold master himself.

The tomb of Erminold

The high grave of Abbot Erminold, carved out of red marble, stands in the middle of the three-aisled (former) Abbey Church of St. George of the monastery and was for a time the focus of a (officially not officially officially recognized) worship of the abbot in the Middle Ages. The Erminoldmeister represents the abbot lying life-size on the preserved cover plate, in a tradition of grave monuments that emerged at the time the work was created. The style of the very vividly depicted figure stands at the transition from the early Gothic to the high Gothic . In other works by the master, influences on his work through contemporary sculptures in Strasbourg and Paris are said to be recognizable. The art historian Achim Hubel examined the high grave in his dissertation.

Other works (selection)

In addition to the high grave for Erminold, from which the emergency name Erminoldmeister is derived, the two stone sculptures of the Annunciation group ( Mary with angel) on the two western crossing pillars in Regensburg Cathedral are ascribed to the sculptor . The angel's beaming smile has become one of Regensburg's landmarks. The sculpture on the west portal of Basel Minster is one of the other attributions .

Individual evidence

  1. cf. Erminold . In: Lexicon of the Middle Ages (LexMA). Volume 3, Artemis & Winkler, Munich / Zurich 1986, ISBN 3-7608-8903-4 , Sp. 2158.
  2. ^ University of Bamberg: The "Erminoldmeister" (status: October 27, 2006). Accessed online August 2017
  3. Ekkart SauserErminold. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 15, Bautz, Herzberg 1999, ISBN 3-88309-077-8 , Sp. 528.
  4. M. Spindler (Ed.): Handbook of Bavarian History Volume II: Das Alte Bayern. The territorial state from the end of the 12th century to the end of the 18th century . 2nd edition Munich 1988, p. 1027
  5. ^ Achim Hubel: The Erminoldmeister and the German sculpture of the 13th century (dissertation Munich 1972), published in: Contributions to the history of the diocese Regensburg 8, Regensburg 1974, pp. 53–241.
  6. H. Bauer, A. Bauer: An art and cultural history of the monasteries in Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate . 2nd edition Munich 1993, p. 244
  7. BR-online: Bayern Ways & Destinations City portrait of Regensburg - The Regensburg Cathedral (as of November 9, 2006). Accessed online April 2010 [1]  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  8. Achim Hubel: The main portal. Two masters, two styles and the question of the workshops, in: Hans-Rudolf Meier, Dorothea Schwinn Schürmann (eds.), Himmelstür. The main portal of the Basel Minster, Basel 2011, pp. 120–151.


  • Hans Gerhard Evers : A German sculptor: Erminoldmeister. In: Illustrated Newspaper. Leipzig 1939, no.4919.
  • Th. Müller: Old Bavarian sculptors. From Erminoldmeister to Hans Leinberger . Munich 1950
  • G. Schmidt: Contributions to the Erminoldmeister . In: Zeitschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, 11.1957, pp. 141–174
  • Achim Hubel : The Erminold Master and the German sculpture of the 13th century . In: Contributions to the history of the Diocese of Regensburg 8 (1974), pp. 53–241
  • Achim Hubel: Der Erminoldmeister: Reflections on person and work . In: A. Fink, C. Hartleitner-Wenig: Art history and monument preservation: selected essays. Petersberg 2005
  • Achim Hubel: The tomb of Blessed Abbot Erminold and his sculptor . In: M. Baumann: Monks, Artists and Princes. 900 years of the foundation of the convent in checkinging. Regensburg 2009, pp. 43-46
  • Achim Hubel: The main portal. Two masters, two styles and the question of the workshops, in: Hans-Rudolf Meier , Dorothea Schwinn Schürmann (eds.), Himmelstür. The main portal of the Basel Minster, Basel 2011, pp. 120–151.
  • Gerhard Schmidt : Contributions to the Erminoldmeister , in: Zeitschrift für Kunstwissenschaft , Vol. 11 (1957) P. 141ff.

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