'Depositio et Elevatio': The Symbolism of the Seilern Triptych

Lane, Barbara G.
March 1975
Art Bulletin;Mar1975, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
Analyzes the symbolism of the Entombment Triptych altarpiece in London, England. Motifs of Saint John and the Virgin Mary in the tryptych; Emphasis of the triptych on the shroud overing the body of Jesus Christ; Purpose of the triptych.


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