The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Circa 1500
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau, Germany

All twelve apostles are pictured. St. John holds Mary up by the waist, a gesture not often found in Dormitions that picture her receiving the last rites of the medieval church. (St. Peter places a candle in her hands while an apostle on the left reads the prayers and another on the left raises her hand as if to make the sign of the cross.)

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.