The Death of the Virgin, with the apostles surrounding her body, from the Altarpiece of the Virgin, 1430-40, in the Eglise de Saint-Roch, Ternant, Nievre, Burgundy, France. An angel reaches up to close the Virgin's eyes, and 2 other angels take her soul, in the form of a child, up to heaven. The altarpiece was commissioned by Philippe de Ternant and his wife Isabeau de Roye, and depicts 7 scenes of the Life of the Virgin, both painted and sculpted, including the Annunciation, Dormition and Glorification. It was made by Brabant and Flemish workshops in painted and gilded carved wood. The altarpiece has been restored many times and is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Death of the Virgin, with the apostles surrounding her body, from the Altarpiece of the Virgin, 1430-40, in the Eglise de Saint-Roch, Ternant, Nievre, Burgundy, France. An angel reaches up to close the Virgin's eyes, and 2 other angels take her soul, in the form of a child, up to heaven. The altarpiece was commissioned by Philippe de Ternant and his wife Isabeau de Roye, and depicts 7 scenes of the Life of the Virgin, both painted and sculpted, including the Annunciation, Dormition and...
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