'Joseph Will Perfect, Mary Enlighten and Jesus Save Thee': The Holy Family as Marriage Model in the Merode Triptych

Hahn, Cynthia
March 1986
Art Bulletin;Mar1986, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
Presents an interpretation of the 'M é rode Triptych,' featuring Virgin Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Role of the themes of marriage and family in the composition of the triptych; Symbolism of the triptych; Use of the metaphor of the Artisan of the Soul in understanding the presence of Joseph in the triptych.


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