Antique German Wood Carvings Photos

Germany is noted for its artistic wood carvings.

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Enthroned Christ with Apostles wood carving at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Christ walking on water to Adam & Eve surrounded by devils on winged altar carving by circle of Master Bertram von Minden from Hamburg at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Carved double arcade altar centered by Annunciation & Crowning of Mary surrounded by Saints & Apostles by South Schleswig Master at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Carved wooden altar with Crucifixion scene flanked by Apostles at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Enthroned Christ with Apostles wood carving (c1350) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Christ walking on water to Adam & Eve surrounded by devils on winged altar carving (c1380) by circle of Master Bertram von Minden from Hamburg at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Carved double arcade altar centered by Annunciation & Crowning of Mary surrounded by Saints & Apostles (c1430-40) by South Schleswig Master at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Carved wooden altar (c1460) with Crucifixion scene flanked by Apostles at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Carved wooden altar with Crucifixion detail at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.John, James the Greater & Bartholomew Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Thomas, Matthew & James the Less Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Philip, Andrew & Peter Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Carved wooden altar (c1460) with Crucifixion detail at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.John, James the Greater & Bartholomew Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar (c1460) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Thomas, Matthew & James the Less Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar (c1460) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Philip, Andrew & Peter Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar (c1460) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Judas, Simon & Matthias Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Gilded carved wooden winged altar with St. Lawrence surrounded by saints at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.St. George wood carving at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Wood carving of St. Michael slaying dragon at Cultural History Museum. Rostock, Germany.
Judas, Simon & Matthias Apostle figures from wooden Crucifixion altar (c1460) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Gilded carved wooden winged altar with St. Lawrence surrounded by saints(1499) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.St. George wood carving (c1500) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Wood carving of St. Michael slaying dragon at Cultural History Museum. Rostock, Germany.
Evangelist Matthew wood carving by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Mark with lion wood carving by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Luke with bull wood carving by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist John wood carving by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Evangelist Matthew wood carving (1490-2) by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Mark with lion wood carving (1490-2) by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Luke with bull wood carving (1490-2) by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist John wood carving (1490-2) by Tilman Riemenchneider of Würtzburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St. Anthony with pig wood carving from Upper Rhein or Switzerland at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Figures from a Holy Family wood carving group from Schwaben at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin wood carving by Hans Thoman from Werkstatt at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Passion carved altarpiece over last supper painting at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
St. Anthony with pig wood carving (c1470-80) from Upper Rhein or Switzerland at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Figures from a Holy Family wood carving group (c1500-10) from Schwaben at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Death of the Virgin wood carving (c1514-25) by Hans Thoman from Werkstatt at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Passion carved altarpiece (c1525) over last supper painting (1657) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Holy Woman wood carving from Entombment of Christ scene from Brabant at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Holy Woman wood carving from Entombment of Christ scene from Brabant at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Sebastian as knight linden wood carving by Martin Zürn at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Florian as knight linden wood carving by Martin Zürn at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Holy Woman wood carving from Entombment of Christ scene (c1510) from Brabant at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Holy Woman wood carving from Entombment of Christ scene (c1510) from Brabant at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Sebastian as knight linden wood carving (1638-9) by Martin Zürn at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Florian as knight linden wood carving (1638-9) by Martin Zürn at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Woman with Billy Goat wood carving from Augsburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallery with statuary on wall pedestals at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Wood carving of St. Mark from high altar of St. Catherine's Church sculpted by Henning Heitridder at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Wood carving of St. Luke from high altar of St. Catherine's Church sculpted by Henning Heitridder at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Woman with Billy Goat wood carving (before 1518) from Augsburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallery with statuary on wall pedestals at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Wood carving of St. Mark (c1640) from high altar of St. Catherine's Church sculpted by Henning Heitridder at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Wood carving of St. Luke (c1640) from high altar of St. Catherine's Church sculpted by Henning Heitridder at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Evangelist Matthew with angel attribute sculpture on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist Mark with lion attribute sculpture on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist Luke with bull attribute sculpture on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist John with eagle attribute sculpture on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Evangelist Matthew with angel attribute sculpture (1678) on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist Mark with lion attribute sculpture (1678) on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist Luke with bull attribute sculpture (1678) on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Evangelist John with eagle attribute sculpture (1678) on gateway to churchyard of St. Jacobi by Christian Precht at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Symbolic Skeletal Representation of Death linden wood carving set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Fear linden wood carving set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Eternal Death in Hell linden wood carving set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Eternal Life linden wood carving set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Symbolic Skeletal Representation of Death linden wood carving (mid 18thC) set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Fear linden wood carving (mid 18thC) set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Eternal Death in Hell linden wood carving (mid 18thC) set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Symbolic Representation of Eternal Life linden wood carving (mid 18thC) set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St. Wendelin wood carving from Tirol at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Wendelin wood carving from Franken at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Roche wood carving from Tirol at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Roche wood carving from Franken at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St. Wendelin wood carving (c1770) from Tirol at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Wendelin wood carving (c1770-80) from Franken at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Roche wood carving (c1770) from Tirol at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.St. Roche wood carving (c1770-80) from Franken at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St. Michel Overcoming Satan linden wood carving by Ignaz Günther from Munich at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Mark with symbol Lion linden wood carving by Christian Jorhan d. Ä. from Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Roch from Munich at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of Bishop St Eligius from Schwaben or Franconia at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St. Michel Overcoming Satan linden wood carving (1755-60) by Ignaz Günther from Munich at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Evangelist Mark with symbol Lion linden wood carving (c1760) by Christian Jorhan d. Ä. from Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Roch (c1490) from Munich at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of Bishop St Eligius (c1590) from Schwaben or Franconia at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Wood carving of St James the Elder from Kalkar at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Catherine from southern Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Barbara from southern Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of crucified Christ from southern Germany or Tirol at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Wood carving of St James the Elder (start 16thC) from Kalkar at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Catherine (16thC) from southern Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of St Barbara (16thC) from southern Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Wood carving of crucified Christ (17thC) from southern Germany or Tirol at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
St James the Less wood carving from Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.St Boniface wood carving from Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.German wood carving of St. Peter by Master of Tiffen Altarpiece at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.St. Florian wood carving from southern Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
St James the Less wood carving (c1500) from Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.St Boniface wood carving (c1500) from Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.German wood carving (1500-10) of St. Peter by Master of Tiffen Altarpiece at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.St. Florian wood carving (c1490) from southern Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Burial of the Virgin painted wood carving from Munich, Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Memento Mori wood carving from France or Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Religious wood carving gallery at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Carved wooden altarpiece from South Tyrol & painted memorial shields depicting symbols of ancestors in Nuremberg churches at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Burial of the Virgin painted wood carving (c1500) from Munich, Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Memento Mori wood carving (c1550) from France or Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Religious wood carving gallery at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Carved wooden altarpiece (c1650-60) from South Tyrol & painted memorial shields (16thC) depicting symbols of ancestors in Nuremberg churches at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Christ on Palm Sunday Donkey woodcarving from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Head of St, John the Baptist on a Charger wood carving from Salzburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Enthroned Madonna shrine wood carving from West Prussia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Life of Madonna carved wood winged altarpiece from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Christ on Palm Sunday Donkey woodcarving (c1378) from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Head of St, John the Baptist on a Charger wood carving (c1380) from Salzburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Enthroned Madonna shrine wood carving (c1390) from West Prussia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Life of Madonna carved wood winged altarpiece (c1500) from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Winged bull symbol of Evangelist Luke detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Winged lion symbol of Evangelist Mark detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Eagle symbol of Evangelist John detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel symbol of Evangelist Matthew detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Winged bull symbol of Evangelist Luke detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece (c1500) from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Winged lion symbol of Evangelist Mark detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece (c1500) from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Eagle symbol of Evangelist John detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece (c1500) from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel symbol of Evangelist Matthew detail of Life of Madonna altarpiece (c1500) from Western Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. George Slaying the Dragon wood carving from Bamberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Christ Crowned with Thorns wood carving from Upper Bavaria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Three Magi wood carving from northern Netherland at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Two Apostles wood carving from Swabia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. George Slaying the Dragon wood carving (c1480) from Bamberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Christ Crowned with Thorns wood carving (c1500) from Upper Bavaria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Three Magi wood carving (c1490) from northern Netherland at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Two Apostles wood carving (c1500) from Swabia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Christ on Palm Sunday Donkey woodcarving by pupil of Veit Stoß from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving from Upper Bavaria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving from Lower Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Stephen & St. Lawrence woodcarvings by workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider from Würzburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Christ on Palm Sunday Donkey woodcarving (c1505) by pupil of Veit Stoß from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving (c1510) from Upper Bavaria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving (c1510-20) from Lower Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Stephen & St. Lawrence woodcarvings (c1510) by workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider from Würzburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Vitus in Cauldron of Boiling Oil woodcarving by Veit Stoß from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. George & St. Catherine of Alexandria woodcarvings by workshop of Daniel Mauch from Ulm at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Martyrdom of St. Ursula woodcarving by Master of pursed lips from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Sebastian woodcarving by Peter Dell the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Vitus in Cauldron of Boiling Oil woodcarving (1520) by Veit Stoß from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. George & St. Catherine of Alexandria woodcarvings (c1515-20) by workshop of Daniel Mauch from Ulm at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Martyrdom of St. Ursula woodcarving (c1510) by Master of pursed lips from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Sebastian woodcarving (c1515) by Peter Dell the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Virgin & Child with St. Anne woodcarving by Daniel Mauch from Ulm at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.John the Evangelist & John the Baptist woodcarvings by Master HL from Freiburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Wenceslas woodcarving by workshop of Hans Vischer the Younger from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving by Hans Zürn the Elder from Waldsee at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Virgin & Child with St. Anne woodcarving (c1520) by Daniel Mauch from Ulm at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.John the Evangelist & John the Baptist woodcarvings (c1520-5) by Master HL from Freiburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Wenceslas woodcarving (c1530) by workshop of Hans Vischer the Younger from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. James the Greater woodcarving (c1613) by Hans Zürn the Elder from Waldsee at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Catherine of Alexandria woodcarving by David Zürn from Überlingen at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Luke the Evangelist woodcarving by Ehrgott Bernhard Bendl from Augsburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Mark the Evangelist woodcarving by Ehrgott Bernhard Bendl from Augsburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Roch woodcarving by Christian Jorhan the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Catherine of Alexandria woodcarving (c1625) by David Zürn from Überlingen at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Luke the Evangelist woodcarving (1697) by Ehrgott Bernhard Bendl from Augsburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Mark the Evangelist woodcarving (1697) by Ehrgott Bernhard Bendl from Augsburg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.St. Roch woodcarving (c1760-70) by Christian Jorhan the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Notburga woodcarving by Christian Jorhan the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Archangel Michael woodcarving from lower Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel woodcarvings from Germany & Austria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel woodcarvings from Germany & Austria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
St. Notburga woodcarving (c1775-80) by Christian Jorhan the Elder from Landshut at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Archangel Michael woodcarving (c1750) from lower Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel woodcarvings (c1750) from Germany & Austria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Angel woodcarvings (c1750) from Germany & Austria at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Gate of paradise where a Pope & Bishop assigned to flames on altar wood carving from Franconia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St. Catherine of Alexandria carving by Hans Multscher from Ulm at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Violin playing angel statue by Lorenz Luidl from Landsberg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Symbols of Evangelists St. John & St. Luke statues by Ignaz Günther from Munich at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.
Gate of paradise where a Pope & Bishop assigned to flames on altar wood carving (1st quarter 16thC) from Franconia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.St. Catherine of Alexandria carving (1440) by Hans Multscher from Ulm at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Violin playing angel statue (c1690) by Lorenz Luidl from Landsberg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Symbols of Evangelists St. John (angel) & St. Luke (bull) statues (1760) by Ignaz Günther from Munich at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.
Gallery of carved statues at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Models of statues in imperial hall of Ottobeuren Monastery from Füssen at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Coat-of-Arms from town hall of Imperial city of Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.
Gallery of carved statues at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Models of statues in imperial hall of Ottobeuren Monastery (1774) from Füssen at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.Coat-of-Arms from town hall of Imperial city of Augsburg (c1900) at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.

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