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Hans Memling: 'Two Panels from a Triptych'

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    The shutters of a triptych of which the central panel is a Virgin and Child with Angels, now in the Uffizi, Florence. On the left is Saint John the Baptist, carrying the lamb symbolising Christ. On the right is the early Christian martyr Saint Lawrence, carrying the gridiron on which he was roasted to death.

    The reverses show cranes; also the coat of arms of the Pagagnotti family of Florence. The crane was the device of Benedetto Pagagnotti, a Florentine cleric, for whom the triptych would have been painted in about 1480.

    Paintings in this group: Two Panels from a Triptych

    Saint Lawrence
    Hans Memling
    about 1480
    Saint Lawrence

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