[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30479] The Stadtschloss Museum of Weimar has a considerable collection of religious medieval art from Thuringia. Here we see a painted limewood sculpture of St. Martin originating from Meckfeld, dating from1503 and made by the 'Meister des Meckfelder Altars'.
St. Martin (316 or 336 -397 AD, originally a soldier in the Roman army, became Bishop of Tours (France) and is best known for the account of his using his sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar in the depth of winter. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
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