Chandelier woman (Leuchterweibchen) with a coat of arms, Anonymous, c. 1525

Chandelier woman (Leuchterweibchen) with a coat of arms, Anonymous, c. 1525

walnut (hardwood), h 50cm × w 43cm × d 54cm. More details

The meaning of the curious combination of a woman with a coat of arms and a suspended deer antler are not clear. Such objects were found in town halls and thus must have had an official significance. They owe their German name Leuchterweibchen (chandelier woman) to the custom of sticking candles onto the antler points.

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