MEMLING, Hans
(b. ca. 1440, Seligenstadt, d. 1494, Bruges)

Diptych with the Allegory of True Love (detail)

1485-90
Oil on oak panel
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The physiognomy of the woman correspond with Memling's anonymous female type, which is to be found in both saints and angels. This fact alone indicates the purely emblematic character of the representation.