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Relief Siegfried in Xanten

Erika Rutert
2000

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Description

Bronze relief with three episodes and texts of the Nibelungen Saga and eight portraits.
Episodes:
  • Siegfried's depart from Xanten to Worms
  • Siegfried killed by Hagen in the Odenwald
  • Fight of Kriemhild and Brunhild in front of the cathedral of Worms

       

    Inscription(s)

    Dô wuchs in Niderlanden eins edelen küneges kint, des vater der hiez Sigemunt, sin muoter Sigelint,
    in einer richen bürge, witen wol bekant, nidene bi dem Rine: diu was ze Santen genant.

    Dâ der herre Sifrit ob dem brunnen tranc, er schöz in durch daz kriuze, daz von der wunden spranc
    daz bluot im von dem herzen vast an die Hagenen wât. so grôze missewende ein helt niemer mêr begât.

    Signature

    ERutert 2000

    Information Sign

    SIEGFRIED IN XANTEN

    Das Relief zeigt Episoden und Texte der
    Nibelungenliedes aus dem 13. Jahrhundert

    "Siegfrieds Anbruch von Xanten nach Worms"
    "Streit Kriemhilds und Brunhilds vor der Wormser Dom"
    "Ermordung Siegfrieds durch Hagen im Odenwald"

    Gestaltet 2000
    von Erika Rutert

    Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung Sparkasse Moers

    Nibelungenlied

    The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, and Kriemhild, his wife, the wooing of Brünhild and the death of Siegfried at the hands of Hagen, and Hagen's hiding of the Nibelung treasure in the Rhine. The second part deals with Kriemhild's marriage to Etzel, her plans for revenge, the journey of the Burgundians to the court of Etzel, and their last stand in Etzel's hall (Website).

    Sculptor

    Sources & Information

    Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Brunhild
  • Etzel, king
  • Gunther, king
  • Hagen
  • Kriemhild
  • Nibelungen
  • Rutert, Erika
  • Siegfried
  • Location (N 51°39'49" - E 6°27'2")

    Item Code: denw193; Photograph: 1 May 2011
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

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