Augsburg I (Oettingen)

Photo:  Pfarreiengemeinschaft Oettingen i. Bay.
Image copyright: 2020 Pfarreiengemeinschaft Oettingen i. Bay.

Made: 1170-1180 and 1371, Cologne, Germany, artist and patron unknown

Current Location: Diözesanmuseum St. Afra, Augsburg, Germany (DM IV/1)

Dimensions and Materials: 34 x26 x 3.7cm; copper gilt, wood, vernis brun, chalkstone (museum says Solnhofen limestone)

Iconography: Melchisedech, Abel, the widow of Sarepta with crossed woods, Moses and the Brazen Serpent; Ecclesia and Synagoga; evangelist symbols; crucifixion

Inscriptions: MELCHISEDECH VIDVA SAREPTA MOYSES ABEL / FABRIANI SEBASTIANI M[A]R[TYRORUM] VINCENCII M[ARTYRIS] YPOLITI [ET] SO[CI]OR[VM] TIBVRCII ET VALERIANI M[A]RTIR[OR]V[M] COSME [ET] DAMIANI MARTIR[OR]V[M] BLASII EPI [ET] M[A]R[TYRIS] / IN PRECIBVS FIXVS STANS PRESVL ET HOSTIA XPC VIRTVTES DONAT ANIMAS BEAT ET SACRA MANAT / FORTITVDO TEMPERANCIA IVSTICIA PRVDENCIA / ECCLESIA INRI SYNAGOGA; A[NNO] D[OMINI] MCCCLXXI C[ONS]ECRATUM E[ST] H[OC] ALTARE IN HONORE O[MN]I[UM] SANCTOR[UM] I[N] VIGILIA SANCTI IACOBI AP[OSTO]LI

Bibliography: Braun 1924; Budde 1998; De Fleury 1887; Favreau 2003

Website: http://www.st-sebastian-oettingen.de/stadtpfarrkirche/oettinger-portatile/