The Assumption of the Virgin, with the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Adoration of the Magi, the Ascension of Christ, Saint Mark and an Angel, and Saint Luke and an Ox
Joachim Patinir, Netherlandish (active Antwerp), c. 1485 - 1524
The apostles cluster around the Virgin Mary's empty tomb in the midst of a vast landscape, in which a river flows past a harbor town to the wider sea beyond. The Virgin, already in Heaven, has dropped her belt to Saint Thomas, who hastens to tell the others of the miracle. Smaller scenes from the life of Christ fill the rondels to the right and left.
The coat of arms in the lower right corner indicates that an Augsburg merchant, Lucas Rem, commissioned the painting.
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