Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Ghent Altarpiece
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb central interior oil paint on wood panel from the Ghent Altarpiece by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441 CE). An inscription on the reverse also credits Hubert van Eyck (d. 1426...
Detail from the Ghent Altarpiece
A detail of a jewel and robe from an upper interior panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, aka The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Credited to the Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441 CE) and made in 1432. An inscription on the reverse also...
Michael Levy, a prolific lyre player and composer.
Gupta Dynasty India, 320 - c. 550 CE
A map illustrating the rise to power and expansion of the Gupta dynasty in India. Once rulers of the Magadha (now Bihar) kingdom, between the early 300s and mid-500s, they held an empire in northern and parts of central and western India...
The c. 1425 triptych Mérode altarpiece by Robert Campin. It is one of the most celebrated of smaller altarpieces meant for private use. It measures open 118 x 65 cm and shows the Annunciation using an interesting early attempt at spatial...
Altarpiece of the Death of the Virgin, Krakow
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...
Closed View of the Ghent Altarpiece
The closed view of the Ghent Altarpiece, aka The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Credited to the Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441 CE) and made in 1432. An inscription on the reverse also credits Hubert van Eyck. The two lower central...
San Zeno Altarpiece by Mantegna
The San Zeno monastery altarpiece in Verona by Andrea Mantegna. Completed in 1456. The central panel shows the Virgin Mary and Child.
Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg
The Altarpiece of the Holy Blood in the church of Saint Jacob, Rothenburg, Germany. Made of glazed limewood by Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531), it was completed by 1505. It shows the Last Supper in the central panel while the left...
Punic Necropolis, Mahdia
Punic necropolis at Mahdia, Tunisia, 5th-2nd century BCE.