Altarpiece of the Death of the Virgin, Krakow

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Mark Cartwright
by Hans A. Rosbach
published on 25 November 2021

The 1489 altarpiece by Veit Stoss in Saint Mary’s Basilica, Krakow, Poland. Known as the Death of the Virgin altarpiece, it is a monumental example of the folding-screen type altarpiece. The panels show scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus while the central figure-group shows Mary with the 12 Apostles.

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Rosbach, H. A. (2021, November 25). Altarpiece of the Death of the Virgin, Krakow. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14915/altarpiece-of-the-death-of-the-virgin-krakow/

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Rosbach, Hans A.. "Altarpiece of the Death of the Virgin, Krakow." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 25, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14915/altarpiece-of-the-death-of-the-virgin-krakow/.

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Rosbach, Hans A.. "Altarpiece of the Death of the Virgin, Krakow." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Nov 2021. Web. 23 May 2022.

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