Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag
Hans Memling (1435-1494)

Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag,

um 1480/90
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
43,3 x 31,1 cm
AP OG Saal IIb
Inventory number
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Hans Memling, Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag, um 1480/90, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5RGQzo14z3 (Last updated on 24.08.2023)
Angels surround the Virgin Mary and her child and are playing music for them in a hortus conclusus. Jesus eagerly takes the apple they proffer him. This can be seen as a reference to Christ’s future suffering. The peaceful scene reflected in the armour worn by St George, who is accompanying the donor, is a device Netherlandish painters liked to employ to demonstrate their artistic skills. This small winged altarpiece was used for private devotional prayer while illustrating it at the same time.

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