Draft of a funerary monument
The draft for a funerary monument was conceived by Anselm Sickinger (1807-1873), a sculptor, woodcarver and stonemason who ran a respected and productive sculpture workshop in Munich for more than four decades.
The funerary monument, which is free of any ornamentation, is impressing because of its simple monumentality. Above a plinth a broad stele rises, covered by a gable roof with two round-arched, still empty inscription panels, in front of which a steeply rising cross is placed in the centre. The design is also a document of the shift in sepulchral culture in a period of burgeoning cities and the construction of new, spacious cemeteries.