Description On this diptych, the emotional quality of the Crucifixion is increased by the detail of the blood that spurts from Christ's side and pierces the Virgin's breast like a knife. This motif probably originated in Germany and was derived from the prophecy of the holy man Simeon (in the Gospel of Luke) that a sword would pierce the Virgin's soul as a mark of her special suffering.
|1/07/1981||Examination||examined for loan|
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- The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
- Les Fastes du Gothique: le Siècle de Charles V. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1981-1982.
Provenance George de Waroquier, Toulouse; Sigismond Bardac, Paris; Arnold Seligmann, New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions On the back of the right leaf inscribed in faded ink: Ardenus Grassus de Morario loci de Burossa Lascurensis diocesis; [Traslation] Ardenus Grassus de Morario, of Buros, in the diocese of Lascar.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922
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