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Dormition of the Virgin

Predella panel of an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (AP 1986.03); the Museo Nazionale di San Marco, Florence (Uffizi 1499); and the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco (Kress 289)

Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro, also called Fra Giovanni da Fiesole), Italian (active Florence and Rome), first securely documented 1417, died 1455

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1425

Medium:
Tempera and tooled gold on panel with horizontal grain

Dimensions:
10 1/4 x 20 13/16 inches (26 x 52.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 212, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 15

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
Mary appears infrequently in the Bible, although later Christian writers set down many details of her life and death. In this painting of her funeral, John the Evangelist (on the right) holds the golden palm that an angel brought to Mary to announce her coming death.


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