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Ein Werk zweier Künstler? Paul Egell, Johann Peter Benckert und der Kruzifixus mit Maria Magdalena in der Propsteikirche St. Peter und Paul zu Potsdam

Thomas Fischbacher

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01 Jul 2018



The author suggests an attribution for two largely unknown Baroque sculptures inside the Church of St. Peter and Paul at Potsdam. The crucifixus, which has so far not been attributed to an artist, is shown to exhibit parallels to a 1716 work by Paul Egell. It remains unclear, however, whether the Potsdam crucifixus was also created by Egell himself or by Johann Peter Benckert, who congenially completed it in 1763 with a statue of the kneeling Maria Magdalena. The appealing depiction of the saint as an elegant sinner and penitent offers believers various possibilities for identification.

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