Zacharias Bogenkrantz

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Zacharias Bogenkrantz ( bl. 1571–1596) was a Central German stonemason and sculptor.

life and work

Epitaph for Georg Hahn, St. Gotthardt, Brandenburg an der Havel

The exact dates of life of Bogenkrantz have not been passed down, he is regarded in literature as a possible student of the Berlin sculptor Hans Schenk called hideous . In 1563 he created a relief by Martin Luther , which was placed in the St. Andrew's Church in his home village of Sinsleben , founded in 1571 . In this church there are also altar figures from his hand. Sinsleben was incorporated into Ermsleben before the Second World War and has been part of the new town of Falkenstein / Harz since 2002 . 1566 he is occupied with stone carving on behalf of the President of Anhalt Christoph von Hoym (1534-1604) on the Konradsburg . The epitaph for the governor of Halberstadt Heinrich von Hoym in the St. Sixtus Church of Ermsleben is also mentioned as an early work . According to the local church records, Bogenkrantz lived and worked in the countryside on a water mill on the Selke .

The epitaph for Georg Hahn in the parish church of St. Gotthardt in Brandenburg an der Havel and the similar epitaph for two other sons of Kuno Hahn in the Fleckenkirche St. Nicolai in Seeburg , in which the older of the two is described as the heir of the father in 1578, were both created by Bogenkrantz for the grieving father. The Epitaph in Brandenburg is the earlier of the two well-known works, which he also signed with his initials ZB.

Pulpit in St. Moritz in Halle

His main recognized work is the renaissance pulpit of the Moritzkirche in Halle (Saale) , made of white sandstone in 1592, dated and also signed , the sound cover of which was added by Valentin Silbermann in 1604 . Bogenkrantz received wages of 500 Reichstalers for the pulpit .

The portal of the Ratswaage in Halle, which was previously attributed to Bogenkrantz , is now attributed to Nickel Hoffmann .


Web links

Commons : Zacharias Bogenkrantz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Death Note in documents of the year 1597 in the State Archive of Saxony-Anhalt . The indication of the year 1604 as the year of death / last year of operation at the DNB probably refers more to the sound cover from Silbermann in Halle.
  2. Renovation report 2012 (PDF) in the official gazette of the city of Falkenstein for June 2012, p. 8 ff.
  3. Epitaph v. Hoym in the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung on December 11, 2015.
  4. Sebastian Schulze: Central German sculptors of the Renaissance and early Baroque. P. 63.
  5. DI 85, Halle / Saale, No. 270 (Franz Jäger). urn : nbn: de: 0238-di085l004k0027005 .
  6. Johann Christoph von Dreyhaupt : Pagus neletici et nudzici or detailed diplomatic-historical description of the former primacy and Ertz-Stifft but now secularized Duchy of Magdeburg and all of the cities, castles, ...: in particular of the cities of Halle, Neumarckt, Glaucha, Wettin, ...: from actis publicis and credible news ... brought together, ... Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1755, p. 1084.