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Diptych with the Virgin and Child Enthroned and the Crucifixion  1285

by Anonymous

This diptych, a hinged and portable work used for private devotion, was probably made in the Latin Kingdom established in the Holy Land by the Crusaders. In style, technique, and the use of both Latin and Greek inscriptions, it shows a mixture of Eastern and Western elements. The diptych may have been made by an Italian craftsman, possibly working in the coastal city of Ac...
Left wing: 38 × 29.5 cm; Right wing: 38 × 29.5 cm
Tempera on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago