Feb 28, 2007

St. Christopher and St. Erasmus; St. Barbara and another female saint

St. Christopher and St. Erasmus; St. Barbara and another female saint

c. 1424

Part of a set. See all set records

Tempera and gold on wood (oak)

Unframed: 39 x 10 cm (15 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1941.68.c


This small winged altarpiece, called a triptych, was undoubtedly made for private use. The donor and his wife are shown in the lower central scene kneeling before the Virgin, her mother Saint Anne, and the Christ child. Above is the Epiphany with the Three Kings presenting gifts to a tightly swaddled Christ.

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