The Death of the Virgin, Master of the Amsterdam Death of the Virgin, c. 1500

The Death of the Virgin, Master of the Amsterdam Death of the Virgin, c. 1500

oil on panel, h 57.5cm × w 76.8cm. Catalogue entry

In the late Middle Ages, the death of the Virgin was usually represented in a contemporary domestic set-ting. Gathered around her bed are the twelve apostles. At upper centre Peter is about to bless the dying Virgin with a holy water sprinkler, while others are praying and reading in preparation for her departure.

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