Monday, May 2, 2016

Praying the Regina Coeli with Art

The elaborate border of this image seems to say that all creation wants to join our Easter prayer to Mary, the Queen of Heaven.
Unusual for depictions of the Coronation of Mary, here we see only God the Father, while where we might expect to see a dove representing the Holy Spirit, it is a flaming, six-winged Seraph that descends with the crown.

Spitz Master (French, active about 1415 - 1425)
The Coronation of the Virgin, about 1420, Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 20.2 x 14.9 cm (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
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