Mass of St. Gregory

Westphalia, end of the 15th century
Painted wood
Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris

As in many images of this event, details from the Passion narratives are pictured in the background. It is also common to picture deacons attending the pope and important bystanders on the left and right. Less commonly, St. Gregory is pictured wearing his papal tiara. In most images of this type his tonsured head is bare.

The panel is part of a triptych whose wings portray the donors.

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