The Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Unknown Artist

The figure of the Virgin is contained within a mandorla supported by angels.

Details

Medium:
Polychrome alabaster
Dimensions:
39.5 x 25.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,700 ( Total: £6,800; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Christie's

St. Thomas is kneeling at the lower left holding the Virgin's girdle, God the Father in benediction is above, flanked by angels playing a harp and a lute. The alabaster was originally coloured and a large proportion of the paint survives.

Venue details

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, NOTTINGHAM Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL 01158 761 400 www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

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