The Assumption

Painted ceiling tile
Church of St. Mary, Beram, Croatia

This is the central tile in the ceiling and the only one with a specific religious image. The Virgin Mary rises toward Heaven on a puffy cloud, her mantle swirling in the wind – unassisted, but accompanied by four putti.

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Photographed at the site by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.