(b. ca. 1250, Roma, d. 1330, Roma)

Apsidal arch: 6. Dormition of the Virgin

Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

The sequence of Mary scenes concludes with the Dormition on the apsidal arch right to the apse. Numerous figures are here compressed onto a narrow stage so tightly that they cannot all find room in the picture space, but are cut off by its edges. The central focus of the picture is the figure of Christ standing behind the deathbed, surrounded by a dark red mandorla and accompanied by two angels. With draped hands he has taken up Mary's soul.

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