Virgin from Seeon
The creator of the sculpture ranks among the great masters of the Middle Ages. For half a century, he left his mark on the arts in Bavaria and Salzburg. His identity, however, has so far not yet been fully established, which is why he is called the 'Master of Seeon' after his most important work. The Virgin's original polychromy is exceptionally well preserved. At the time of its creation, painting a statue was even more expensive than the carving itself. For example, the apple in her hand is perfectly carved, but only the painting and the structures executed with a feather in the wet paint complete the illusionistic effect. The rendering of the cushion's textile structure on the throne also blurs the boundaries between art and reality. For works in this era, the quality of craftsmanship remains unparalleled.