UNKNOWN ICON PAINTER, Greek
(mid-16th century)

Angelic Choir of the Nativity

mid-16th century
Tempera on canvas over wood, 14,5 x 13,5 cm
Musei Vaticani, Vatican

This small panel represents a group of angels set sharply against the deep ultramarine ground of a nocturnal sky that is hatched diagonally with golden rays and studded with golden stars. It is the fragment of a much larger icon of the Nativity.




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