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Retable

Retable

Master of Cubélls (Spanish, active 1374–ca. 1406) Made in Catalonia, Spain

Scenes from the Life of Saint Andrew
Saint Clare

Saint Clare

The saint wears the habit of the Poor Clares, founded by Saints Francis and Clare between 1212 and 1214. Her emblem is a flaming lamp. The picture, which has been reframed, is a pinnacle of the same altarpiece ... more

Saint Paul

Saint Paul

The brother-in-law and occasional collaborator of Simone Martini, Lippo Memmi was an artist of great stature and refinement. This panel is from an altarpiece of which six other panels are known. It seems to hav... more

The Assumption of the Virgin

The Assumption of the Virgin

Bernardo Daddi may have trained in the Florentine workshop of Giotto, a pivotal figure in the history of European painting. Daddi fused Giotto’s grandeur and monumentality with a refined grace and lyricism. It ... more

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

This important altarpiece was painted by Giotto's pupil Taddeo Gaddi. Originally, the figures were shown on individually framed, arched panels, as was traditional with Gothic altarpieces. It would have had pinn... more

The Assumption of the Virgin

The Assumption of the Virgin

Workshop of Andrea della Robbia (Italian, 1435–1525)

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

These panels were among thirty scenes of an extensive narrative cycle that formed part of a large altarpiece from the Neustädter Marienkirche in Bielefeld, Westphalia. They were created two decades before panel... more

Altarpiece (retablo) with Scenes from the Passion

Altarpiece (retablo) with Scenes from the Passion

Forming the left side of a large fixed altar are scenes representing the events preceding the Crucifixion of Jesus. From left to right, they are: the Agony in the Garden, the Betrayal, Christ before Caiaphas, C... more

The Death of the Virgin (The Dormition)

The Death of the Virgin (The Dormition)

This high-relief sculpture, once painted, was the central scene of an altarpiece, the wings of which depicted the Birth of the Virgin and the Nativity. According to the Golden Legend, the twelve apostles gather... more

Altarpiece with Scenes of the Infancy of Christ

Altarpiece with Scenes of the Infancy of Christ

This altarpiece is said to have come from the convent of the Ursulines in Amiens, France.

Saint Giles with Christ Triumphant over Satan and the Mission of the Apostles

Saint Giles with Christ Triumphant over Satan and the Mission of the A...

These panels, from an altarpiece for the Valencian church of San Juan del Hospital, are among the earliest works of Miguel Alcañiz, an artist whose style is marked by the presence of Gherardo Starnina during th... more

Relief Altarpiece with Saints Peter, Paul, and John the Baptist

Relief Altarpiece with Saints Peter, Paul, and John the Baptist

Attributed to Gerardo di Mainardo (d. 1422) Made in Venice, Veneto, Italy

Retable with Scenes from the Life of Saint Andrew

Retable with Scenes from the Life of Saint Andrew

In the central panel, Saint Andrew—apostle, brother of Saint Peter, and disciple of Saint John the Baptist—sits holding his attribute, a cross, which is more commonly represented in the form of an X. Above are ... more

Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)

Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)

Having just entered the room, the angel Gabriel is about to tell the Virgin Mary that she will be the mother of Jesus. The golden rays pouring in through the left oculus carry a miniature figure with a cross. O... more

Altarpiece with Christ, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Margaret

Altarpiece with Christ, Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Margaret

At the center of this finely carved relief, heavenly angels with musical instruments surround the figure of Christ in Majesty. At the corners are symbols of the four Evangelists, authors of the Gospels. Saints ... more

Madonna and Child with the Dead Christ, Saints Agnes and Catherine of Alexandria, and Two Angels

Madonna and Child with the Dead Christ, Saints Agnes and Catherine of ...

Sano’s active workshop was the principal source in Siena for devotional images of the Madonna and Child, invariably shown bust-length, accompanied by saints and angels. The saints on the base (predella) are Mar... more

Saints Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara, Agatha, and Margaret

Saints Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara, Agatha, and Margaret

Together with two other female saints, these panels were originally stacked in two groups of three, one above the other, to form the piers flanking the main panels of an altarpiece. The main panels have been id... more

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic

These panels are from an altarpiece for a Dominican church in the Marchigian town of Ascoli Piceno. The central panel, a Madonna and Child, signed and dated 1472, is also in the Metropolitan (Linsky Collection)... more

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Madonna and Child Enthroned

These three panels are from an altarpiece painted for a Dominican church in the Marchigian town of Ascoli Piceno. It is possible that the child was originally shown reaching for a flying bird, his frequent attr... more

Abner's Messenger before David (?); The Queen of Sheba Bringing Gifts to Solomon; The Annunciation

Abner's Messenger before David (?); The Queen of Sheba Bringing Gifts ...

These panels, showing narrative scenes of Abner's Messenger before David (?) and The Queen of Sheba Bringing Gifts to Solomon, once formed the interior wings of a triptych. The Annunciation on the reverse sides... more

The Lamentation

The Lamentation

The highly emotional, wrenching expressions on the faces of the standing figures in this shrine are heavily influenced by the work of the South Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden (ca. 1399–1464). Indee... more

The Assumption of the Virgin with Saints Michael and Benedict

The Assumption of the Virgin with Saints Michael and Benedict

This altarpiece combines the Assumption of the Virgin with two saints—the Archangel Michael subduing Satan, and Benedict. It was painted about 1493–95 for the Olivetan convent of Saint Michael in the artist’s n... more

Altarpiece
Saint Roch

Saint Roch

This altarpiece by the leading artist in Bologna was painted in 1502 for the church of Santa Maria della Morte. Worshippers there were members of a lay religious group that visited prisoners and those condemned... more

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

Raphael painted this altarpiece around 1504/5 for the small Franciscan convent of Sant' Antonio in Perugia. It hung in a part of the church reserved for the nuns, who are thought to have insisted on some of its... more

The Dormition of the Virgin; (reverse) Christ Carrying the Cross

The Dormition of the Virgin; (reverse) Christ Carrying the Cross

Front label:This large, double-sided panel is one of four that formed the wings of a folding triptych (see metmuseum.org/collections for a reconstruction). When open, the altarpiece showed episodes from the Lif... more

Madonna and Child with Saints

Madonna and Child with Saints

The saints (left to right) are Catherine of Alexandria, Leonard, Augustine, and Apollonia.Painted in about 1520 for the Augustinian church of San Leonardo nel Monte outside Verona, the picture was described at ... more

The Battle between Christians and Moors at El Sotillo

The Battle between Christians and Moors at El Sotillo

In 1370 the Spanish forces were saved from a night ambush when a miraculous light revealed the hidden Moorish troops. This picture depicting the miraculous event was painted for the apse of the Carthusian monas... more

Saint Januarius Saving Naples from an Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Verso: Small sketch of similar scene.

Saint Januarius Saving Naples from an Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Verso:...

Anton Domenico Gabbiani (Italian, Florence 1652–1726 Florence)

Altarpiece showing Christ appearing before a nun, with religious building in background

Altarpiece showing Christ appearing before a nun, with religious build...

Title devised by cataloger. "41" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 30899. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Hraungerði. - The reredos.

Hraungerði. - The reredos.

Collection: Icelandic and Faroese Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library..Title: Hraungerði. - The reredos...Date: ca. 1900..Place: Hraungerði (Iceland : Farmstead)..Medium: collodion ... more

Reykjavík.--Interior of Cathedral

Reykjavík.--Interior of Cathedral

Collection: Icelandic and Faroese Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library..Title: Reykjavík.--Interior of Cathedral..Date: ca. 1900..Place: Dómkirkjan (Reykjavík, Iceland)..Medium: coll... more

Interior of oldest church in United States, Santa Fe, N.M.

Interior of oldest church in United States, Santa Fe, N.M.

Stereograph showing ornate altar and altarpiece of San Miguel Mission with religious figures and candlesticks on the lower level; portraits on the wall above; and Jesus standing on far left.

El Santuario Del Señor Esquipula, Chimayo Sante Fé County, New Mexico / Victor F. Hornbein del.

El Santuario Del Señor Esquipula, Chimayo Sante Fé County, New Mexico ...

Retablo de Nuestro Señor de Esquipula. Survey no. HABS NM-9, sheet 32 of 32. Forms part of the Historic American Buildings Survey collection. Delete this record after drawing is scanned for HABS/HAER.

Altarpiece dedicated to the Buddha Maitreya (Mile fo)

Altarpiece dedicated to the Buddha Maitreya (Mile fo)

The Buddha in this altarpiece can be identified as the Buddha Maitreya upon comparison with the larger dated and inscribed altarpiece that is also in the collection. In both, the Buddha is surrounded by an ento... more

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

This massive structure, extending across five bays on two levels, was commissioned by don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló, archbishop of Saragossa from 1434 to 1458/9, for an altar in the chapel of the archiepiscopal ... more

Saint James the Greater (with the Virgin of the Annunciation)

Saint James the Greater (with the Virgin of the Annunciation)

Martino di Bartolommeo di Biagio (Italian, Sienese, active by 1389–died 1434/35)

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter with a Donor; The Legend of Saint Anthony Abbot with a Donor;  The Annunciation

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter with a Donor; The Legend of Saint Antho...

These two imposing panels would have flanked a central painting or sculptural shrine. This northern French painter derives his style and certain figural quotations from Rogier van der Weyden, whose works were w... more

Virgin and Child with the Pietà and Saints

Virgin and Child with the Pietà and Saints

Spanish (Castilian) Painter (late 15th century)

Salome Dancing before Herod

Salome Dancing before Herod

Spanish (Catalan) Painter (mid-15th century)

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Spanish (Catalan) Painter (mid-15th century)

Saint Adalbert and Saint Procopius

Saint Adalbert and Saint Procopius

Master of Eggenburg (Austrian, Tirol, active 1490–1500)

The Nativity

The Nativity

South Netherlandish Painter (ca. 1460)

Ecce Homo, (reverse) Christ Blessing; The Disrobing of Christ, (reverse) Saint John the Baptist

Ecce Homo, (reverse) Christ Blessing; The Disrobing of Christ, (revers...

Workshop of Cornelis Engebrechtsz (Netherlandish, ca. 1461–1527)

Saint Julian the Hospitaler (with Saint Nicholas of Bari)

Saint Julian the Hospitaler (with Saint Nicholas of Bari)

Martino di Bartolommeo di Biagio (Italian, Sienese, active by 1389–died 1434/35)

Altarpiece

Altarpiece

The altarpiece depicts episodes from the life of Christ (central section), of Saint John the Baptist (left), and of Saint John the Evangelist (right). The appearance of Franciscan friars in the Crucifixion scen... more

Saint Anthony Abbot (with Saint John the Baptist)

Saint Anthony Abbot (with Saint John the Baptist)

Martino di Bartolommeo di Biagio (Italian, Sienese, active by 1389–died 1434/35)

Portable altarpiece

Portable altarpiece

Accession Number: 67.229 Kamakura period (1185–1333)

Buddha Maitreya (Mile)

Buddha Maitreya (Mile)

The attenuated physique and heavy, concealing clothing worn by the Buddha in the center of this sculpture typify art produced in the early sixth century, particularly in the vicinity of the Northern Wei capital... more

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

This massive structure, extending across five bays on two levels, was commissioned by don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló, archbishop of Saragossa from 1434 to 1458/9, for an altar in the chapel of the archiepiscopal ... more

Saint Stephen (with the Angel of the Annunciation)

Saint Stephen (with the Angel of the Annunciation)

Martino di Bartolommeo di Biagio (Italian, Sienese, active by 1389–died 1434/35)

Saint Lucy and Her Mother at the Shrine of Saint Agatha; Saint Lucy Giving Alms; Saint Lucy before Paschasius; Saint Lucy Resisting Efforts to Move Her

Saint Lucy and Her Mother at the Shrine of Saint Agatha; Saint Lucy Gi...

Saint Lucy was martyred in 303, at the height of Diocletian's persecutions of the Christians, for proclaiming her faith and distributing her goods to the poor. These four scenes of her life include Saint Agatha... more

The Martyrdom of Saint Adrian; The Martyrdom of Two Saints, Possibly Ache and Acheul

The Martyrdom of Saint Adrian; The Martyrdom of Two Saints, Possibly A...

In the left panel Saint Adrian, an officer in the Roman army who converted to Christianity, is martyred as Emperor Maximilian and Adrian's fellow officers look on. The panel on the right probably depicts the ma... more

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Scenes from the Life of the Virgin

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Scenes from the Life of the Virgin

Morata Master (Spanish, Aragonese, late 15th century)

The Trinity Adored by All Saints

The Trinity Adored by All Saints

This altarpiece comes from the royal monastery of Valldecrist, founded by Martin of Aragon. Commissioned by a courtier named Dalmau de Cervellón, it adorned an altar in the chapel where he was entombed. The cen... more

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

This massive structure, extending across five bays on two levels, was commissioned by don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló, archbishop of Saragossa from 1434 to 1458/9, for an altar in the chapel of the archiepiscopal ... more

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

Altar Predella and Socle of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló

This massive structure, extending across five bays on two levels, was commissioned by don Dalmau de Mur y Cervelló, archbishop of Saragossa from 1434 to 1458/9, for an altar in the chapel of the archiepiscopal ... more

The Burial of Saint Wenceslas

The Burial of Saint Wenceslas

Master of Eggenburg (Austrian, Tirol, active 1490–1500)

Saint Paul with Paolo Pagagnotti; Christ Appearing to His Mother

Saint Paul with Paolo Pagagnotti; Christ Appearing to His Mother

A contemporary of Memling, the Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula seems to have headed an active workshop in Bruges. These paintings originally flanked a Virgin and Child in a folding triptych commissioned by... more

Saint Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors

Saint Lawrence Enthroned with Saints and Donors

Saint Lawrence, a deacon of the Church under Pope Sixtus II (257–58), is shown enthroned, his feet resting on the grill on which he was martyred. He is flanked by Saints Cosmas and Damian, whose cult was closel... more

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

South Netherlandish Painter (ca. 1460)

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

Workshop of Bernardo Daddi (Italian, Florence (?) ca. 1290–1348 Florence)

St. Andrew's Church, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland

St. Andrew's Church, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Title from photographer's inventory. Building/structure dates: 1766. Corresponding reference print in LOT 11837-19. Credit line: Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, Library of Congress, Prints and... more

St. Andrew's Church, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland

St. Andrew's Church, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Title from photographer's inventory. Building/structure dates: 1766. Corresponding reference print in LOT 11837-19. Credit line: Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, Library of Congress, Prints and... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Christ Church, State Route 3, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA

Significance: Finished in 1735, Christ Church is one of the most sophisticated works of architecture produced in colonial Virginia. The entire structure displays a craftsmanship unparalleled in the annals of ch... more