The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: 
The Embarkation of the Empress Helena  (left), Adam Elsheimer
Adam Elsheimer
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Embarkation of the Empress Helena (left)
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Adam Elsheimer

The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Embarkation of the Empress Helena (left), 1603 – 1605


Dimensions
22.8 x 15.1 x 0.1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
2131
Acquisition
Acquired in 1975 as donation of the Imprimatur Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH and as part of a donation campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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Title
The Frankfurt Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross: The Embarkation of the Empress Helena (left)
Painter
Altar
The Altarpiece of the Exaltation of the True Cross
Part Number / Total
1 / 7
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1975 as donation of the Imprimatur Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH and as part of a donation campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

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Main Motif
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Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 352, 353

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Primary
  • 11HH(HELENA)4 non-miraculous activities and events ~ St. Helena
  • 46C(+621) traffic and transport (+ getting in; mounting; embarkation)

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04.08.2020