Saint Michael weighs human souls and tramples the devil. On the right is an unidentified bishop saint. On the columns either side of the Virgin's throne are the Angel Gabriel and the Virgin, making an Annunciation scene.

The gilded decoration behind the throne is carved from the painting's chalk ground. Pacher's Tyrolean workshop produced carved and painted works.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1465?; died 1498
Full title
The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints
Date made
about 1475
Medium and support
Oil on silver fir
40.3 x 39.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Miss Anna S.H. Simonson, 1947
Inventory number
Location in Gallery