The Virgin Enthroned

17th century
Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily

I rarely see images of the Virgin Mary on a throne or curule chair without the Christ Child. In the panel below is a crucifix; one can see its inri scroll just below Mary's sandaled foot.

Saint Peter is at the far left, holding a long cross. His keys hang from his left wrist, and he is further identified by the Greek inscription. Next to him, also identified by an inscription, is St. Mary Magdalene with her ointment jar. St. Andrew stands on the right with his characteristic wild hair.

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Photographed at the chapel by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.