Sculpture up to 1800

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With about 3000 objects, including 250 casts, the collection provides an impressive survey of the art of sculpture in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages up to the Neoclassicism of the 19th century.

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Highlights include the collection of Nuremberg sculpture, as well as sculpture dating from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. The collection of Renaissance heraldic badges, meanwhile, is impressive for its scope. Another collection focus lies in Baroque sculpture from southern Germany and Austria.

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Objects

Schreinmadonna
Westpreußen, um 1390

Der Satirikus
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Wien u.a., um 1770/80

Nürnberger Madonna

Grabfigur des Grafen Heinrich III. Sayn

Paris

Porträtbüste Laurentius Russinger


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17th- and 18th-Century Sculptures
Part 3: South-western, western, northern and eastern regions

Research

Catalogue of Funerary Monuments The Germanisches Nationalmuseum owns about 370 objects related to funerary monuments

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