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The Coronation of the Virgin

 

On this 15th-century English oak panel Christ has just crowned his mother as Queen of Heaven in the presence of God the Father and the dove, symbol of the Holy Ghost.  Christ and God the Father are both seated on thrones with simple linenfold decoration and the wall behind them is scratch carved in a typical medieval diaper pattern.  A Gothic canopy hangs above the figures, jutting out in a manner reminiscent of medieval Nottingham alabaster panels.