Artist Christofel Langeisen, German
Title
  • Christ Entering Jerusalem on the Back of a Donkey
  • Palmesal (alternate title)
Date between 1480 and 1490
Medium Lindenwood, polychrome pigment
Dimensions Overall: 56 1/2 × 16 × 43 1/2 inches (143.5 × 40.6 × 110.5 cm)
Overall (depth through figure's elbows): 16 inches (40.6 cm)
Overall: 12 × 35 1/2 inches (30.5 × 90.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass
Accession Number 57.97
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W251, Level 2 (see map)
(Henri Daguerre, Paris, France);
(Joseph Brummer, New York, New York, USA);
Lillian Henkel Haass (Detroit, MIchigan, USA);
1957-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Richardson, E.P. "Three Late Gothic Wood Sculptures." Art Quarterly 3, no. 4 (1940): pp. 343- 347; p. 343 (fig. 4); p. 344 (fig. 5).

Corgan, C. "A Late Gothic Palmesel." Bulletin of the DIA 37, no. 3 (1957-58): pp. 66-67; p. 66 (ill.).

Lipsmeyer, E. "Palmsonntag-Christus und Palmesel." Volkskunst. Zeitschrift für volkstümliche Sachkultur 12, no. 1 (February 1989): p. 50; p. 52 (fig. 5).

Gillerman, D., ed. Gothic Sculpture in America. Vol. II. The Museums of the Midwest. Turnhout, 2001, pp. 155-157, no. 118; p. 156 (ill.).