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Coronation of the Virgin
Triptych with the Coronation of the Virgin
Christ among the Doctors
Virgin of the Annunciation
Meeting of Saints Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 304
This rare devotional shrine is designed to make manifest the miracle of the Incarnation, by which God became man. Closed, it is a statuette of the enthroned Virgin Mary nursing the Christ Child. When opened, the shrine is transformed into an altarpiece showing a sculptural representation of the Trinity (the figure of Christ and the dove of the Holy Spirit are lost), mystically revealing that salvation is achieved through Christ incarnate. On the wings are painted scenes of the Nativity.
Unknown, French Collection, Lyons; Unknown, Private Collection, Aix-en-Provence; Bing, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York
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