Museum of Ethnography
H-1146, Budapest, Dózsa György út 35.
Phone: +36 1 474 2100
In Hungary, the earliest depictions of the Agnus Dei are found on the carved stones of village churches, though the symbol did not become truly widespread until the advent of the Baroque. The holdings of the Museum of Ethnography include numerous artefacts featuring this noted symbol of the Christ.
Variations on the motif are found on a range of folk artefacts, including sheet and pillow case edgings, woven textiles, wafer moulds, clothes mangles, and inlay chests, most of them dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. The material on display familiarises the visitor with the characteristic forms taken by the Agnus Dei, while offering a glimpse of some pieces from the museum's diverse collections that have rarely been seen by the public.
Curator: Krisztina Sedlmayr