Bernardo Daddi, The Assumption of the Virgin

Circa 1340
Tempera on panel; 38 3/16 x 53 7/16 in. (108 x 136.8 cm.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975.1.58

"This work is the upper half of an important altarpiece painted for a chapel in the cathedral of Prato, near Florence, which houses the highly venerated girdle, or belt, of the Virgin Mary. The lower section of the panel (now lost) showed Saint Thomas, whose upraised hands are visible at the bottom edge, and possibly the other apostles gathered around the tomb or the deathbed of the Virgin."

–Online commentary by the Metropolitan Museum

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Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City