Trinity in carved and polychromed wood, in the round, the back partially hollowed out.
It is represented here as a "Throne of Grace". In this original formula, which probably originated in France in the 12th century, God the Father holds his Son before him. From the 13th century onwards, the Son's body rests on the Father's lap, in an inspired Pietà setting.
This was in response to a mystical desire to express the Father's pain more forcefully.
Bavaria ,or Swabia, spätgotik ,circa 1550
A few restorations to the original polychromy, but very moderate.