Saint Simon the Zealot, Master E. S.
Master E. S.
Saint Simon the Zealot
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Saint Simon the Zealot, ca. 1455 – 1460

From the 'Seated Apostles' series


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149 x 101 mm
Platte
147 x 98 mm
Physical Description
Engraving, some drypoint
Inventory Number
33619
Object Number
33619 D
Acquisition
Ancient holdings; acquired before 1861
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Believers could recognize themselves in the humanness of the twelve apostles. And precisely this quality was emphasized again and again in Christian depictions, as for example in these engravings by the Master E.S.: the faces of James the Greater and Simon the Zealot (33619) display individuality and the marks of life, their clothing is simple and practical, all in all they seem approachable. At the same time, their attributes identify them as apostles and thus as especially powerful saints, and their thrones further underscore their importance.

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07.06.2024