MASTER of the Life of the Virgin
(active 1463-1480 in Cologne)
Triptych of Canon Gerhard ter Streegen de Monte1480-90
Oak, 144 x 99 cm (central panel), 142 x 44 cm (each wing)
Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus show the body of Christ to the faithful. The donor is touching the Saviour's hand. On the left wing is St Andrew with some of the donor's nephews, on the right is St Thomas with more of them. The triptych comes from the Stiftskirche of St Andrew in Cologne.