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Assumption of the Virgin

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Here the Virgin is shown within a Mandorla (in religious art, an almond-shaped aureole of light surrounding the entire figure of a holy person), supported by flanking angels, with Saint Thomas kneeling lower left and holding her girdle. The panel shows God the Father in benediction above, flanked by musical angels. Traces of original polychrome decoration remain, especially the green of the Mandorla and upper flanking angels wings, the red of the Virgin's cape and the musician angels’ wings.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

c.1475–1480

Medium

alabaster

Measurements

H 39.6 x W 25.2 x D 4.5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1989-902

Acquisition method

purchased from Christie's, 1988

Work type

Sculpture


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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