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Plaquette - The Assumption of the Virgin

The Assumption of the Virgin

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly Munich, made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze plaquette

  • Museum number:

    A.69-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This gilt bronze plaquette represents the Assumption of the Virgin. It is made in South Germany, possibly Munich, in the early 17th century.
The Virgin raises in a cloud her feet resting on Cherubim, and supported by four Angels, two on each side. Her mandorla is flanked by clouds. Cherubim appear in the clouds and against the mandorla. At the bottom is a landscape, with a tree stump to the left. To the right hills and a wood. In the centre is the empty tomb.

Physical description

The Virgin raises in a cloud her feet resting on Cherubim, and supported by four Angels, two on each side. Her mandorla is flanked by clouds. Cherubim appear in the clouds and against the mandorla. At the bottom a landscape, with a tree stump to the left. To the right hills and a wood. In the centre is the empty tomb.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly Munich, made)

Date

early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze plaquette

Dimensions

Height: 21.3 cm, Width: 18.1 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A.

Descriptive line

Plaquette, gilt bronze, the Assumption of the Virgin, South German, possibly Munich, early 17th century

Materials

Bronze; Gold

Techniques

Gilding

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Hills; Mandorla; Landscape; Cherubim; Angels

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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