MADONNA AND CHILD ENTHRONED
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MADONNA AND CHILD ENTHRONED

With stories of Maria's life in 17 scenes

1275-1280

wood, tempera, gilding

246 х 138 cm

Inv.: 2700

In the seventeen panels arranged around the central depiction there are scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

There are inlays of rock crystal round the halo. At the level of Mary's shoulders there is the traditional monogram consisting of the Greek letters MP (on the left) and θV (on the right): Maria Theotokos (Maria Mothеr of God).

Provenance: acquired in Rome in 1863 by P.I.Sebastyanov, who donated it to the Rumyantsev Museum in Moscow in 1864; transferred to the State Historical Museum in 1924; in the Pushkin Museum since 1932.

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