Sacrament Tabernacle, detail: self-portrait, from the Church of Sankt Lorenz, Nuremburg,
Part of the Gothic practice of including secular "drolleries" (depictions of everyday people) within church decoration continued in a strikingly realistic way during the Renaissance. Here the sculptor has included a self-portrait as the support for a tabernacle.
Artform: SCULPTURE, Pre-20th Century
Artist: Krafft, Adam
Artist Dates: 1455-1509
Period: 15th century
Style: Northern Renaissance
Museum: © Davis Art Images
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