The Work

This work, made of enamel and gold on copper, is of very small size. The background of the scene resembles an engraving, but the people are wearing clothes of intense colors, such as blue and yellow. The image tells the story of the Feast of the Pentecost, fifty days (or seven Sundays) after Easter. On that date, the Holy Spirit appeared to Christ’s Apostles. The Holy Spirit is represented here as a dove, above the head of the Virgin Mary.

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