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Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene

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MASTER of LIESBORN , active second half of the 15th century

Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene


Short title: Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin
Date: probably 1470-80
Medium: Oil on canvas, transferred from oak
Dimensions: 54.9 x 72.1 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1854

This painting is a fragment of the Crucifixion, from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece. This showed Christ crucified with the Virgin and Saints on either side, and angels above against a gold background.

Saints Cosmas and Damian were twins, medical practitioners and martyrs. They were protectors of the Abbey of Liesborn.

For fuller details of the altarpiece, several parts of which are preserved in the Collection see 'The Annunciation' by the Master of Liesborn.

Themes

Grief

Keywords

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This image is part of the group:

"The Liesborn Altarpiece"

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