Master of the Burg Weiler Altarpiece: The Burg Weiler Altar Triptych (1470)

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)

An altarpiece made by an anonymous German artist with the notname 'the Master of theBurg Weiler Altarpiece'. This painting was made for the chapel of a castle called Burg Weiler were it remained in the possession of the Barons von und zu Weiler until recently. Depicted is the Virgin Mary and Child Jesus and several Saints while pair of angels with a crown are hovering the head of the virgin Mary. Althought the painting gives us the names of the depicted saints (the text at the bottom), several of them are unknown saints. From left to right:

- Saint Ios - unclear which saint is represented here, propably saint Jodokus (or Judoc, Josse) of St-Josse-sur-Mer - patron saint of pilgrims, sailors, bakers, blind and the harvest 
- Saint Wendelin of Trier - patron saint of country people and herdsmen
- Saint Apollonia of Alexandria - patron saint of Dentists
- Saint Barbara of Nicomedia - patron saint of Armourers, Architects, Artillerymen, Firemen, Mathematicians, Miners, Tunnellers, Chemical Engineers, Prisoners, artillery and mining
- The virgin Mary
- Saint Catherine of Alexandria - patron saint of unmarried girls, archivists, dying people, nurses, philosophers, students etc.
- Saint Lawrence of Rome - patron saint of comedians, librarians, students, miners, tanners, chefs, roasters, poor, firefighters
- Saint Sebastian of rome- patron saint of Soldiers, plague-stricken, archers, holy Christian death, athletes
- Saint Horicius - horicius is an unknown saint, the armor and standard shows that the saint depicted here is almost certainly Saint Maurice of Agaunum (the H is propably a typo and should be a M). Saint Maurice is the leader of the Theban Legion and the patron saint of soldiers, swordsmiths, armies, weavers and dyers 

Painting from 1470

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