The Ascension

Object Details

Title:

The Ascension

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Culture:

Ottonian

Place(s):

Mainz Germany Fulda Germany (Place created)

Date:

about 1025 - 1050

Medium:

Tempera colors and gold on parchment

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According to the Bible, Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after his Resurrection. Here he rises above the clouds as if climbing on invisible stairs, surrounded by four angels who appear from behind shell-like clouds. Below, Christ's disciples flank the Virgin Mary as they look up in wonder.

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