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Tabor pipe and drum
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The panel depicts an adoration of Mary as a sum of various Bible texts. The vision shows Mary seated on the moon sickle and crushing the dragon under it. She is circled by angels with musical instruments and the instruments of the passion. The visionary character is strengthened by the heavenly light surrounding mother and child. This depiction of Mary refers to the Revelations of St. John 12:1: 'And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.' The panel was originally part of a diptych. The other panel is in Edinburgh and depicts the crucifixion of Christ.
|Title||The Glorification of the Virgin|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 34|
Height : 24,5 cm
Width : 20,5 cm
attributed to: Geertgen tot Sint Jans
previously attributed: Herri met de Bles
|Accession number||2450 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age maker||Between 25 and 30 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Geertgen tot Sint Jans
Leiden 1465? - Haarlem 1495?
Little is known about Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c. 1455/65 - c. 1485/95). The most important source is a short biography published by Karel van Mander in his 'pai..