The Virgin and Child with Four Holy Virgins, Master of the Virgo inter Virgines, c. 1495 - c. 1500

The Virgin and Child with Four Holy Virgins, Master of the Virgo inter Virgines, c. 1495 - c. 1500

oil on panel, h 123.1cm × w 101.1cm. Catalogue entry

This painting is an ode to chastity. The Virgin sits in an enclosed garden, a symbol of virginity, surrounded by four other virgins (‘virgo inter virgines’). From attributes on their necklaces, they are identifiable as Saint Catherine with a wheel and sword, Saint Cecilia with an organ, Saint Barbara with a tower and Saint Ursula with a heart and arrow.

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Barbara Carneiro

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