The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin

Tempera on wood | 33.7 x 22.9cm | 1488

Gerolamo da Vicenza

Although it is set in a Renaissance town square, this small but busy painting shows the Dormition (literally the 'falling asleep', from the Latin dormire) and Assumption of the Virgin Mary. There is nothing in the Bible about the Virgin's death, but ...
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