Younger Master of the Gradual
The Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Manuscript illumination on parchment, 24 x 1.58 in. (61 x 41 cm.)
Volume 3 of the Wettinger Graduale, folio 55v
Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, Aargau, Switzerland
This is clearly a Dormition, not an Assumption, because Mary is still recumbent and Christ is carrying her soul aloft. But it is unusual that the angel, probably Michael, is reaching as if to lift her up.
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