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The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints
Probably by Michael Pacher

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 Probably by Michael Pacher
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
Dimensions 40.3 x 39.4 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Miss Anna S.H. Simonson, 1947
Inventory number NG5786
Location in Gallery Room 65
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