The Dormition, Assumption, and Coronation of the Virgin Mary

Central tympanum, west façade of Regensburg Cathedral

In the upper register Mary is already crowned. The Father embraces her and the Son as if they were equally cherished. The central register has the angels lifting Mary to Heaven in a mandorla, a common device in this period.

For a discussion of the bottom register, please see this page.

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