Oddi Altarpiece (Raphael)
|The crowning of the virgin (Oddi altar)|
|Type||Oil tempera (egg-oil) on canvas|
|Dimensions||267 cm × 163 cm (105 in × 64 in)|
|Location||Vatican Pinacoteca, Vatican City|
The Oddi Altarpiece is an altarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin painted in 1502-1504 by the Italian Renaissance master Raphael for the altar of the Oddi family chapel in the church of San Francesco al Prato in Perugia, Italy, now in the Vatican Pinacoteca.
The crowning of the Virgin
The actions of the painting occur in two related scenes, one in heaven and the other terrestrial. Above the coronation shows the Virgin being crowned by Jesus, while angels are playing music; while below the section depicts the apostles gathering around the empty tomb of Mary, whose body was raised to heaven without corruption. St Thomas holds in his hands the girdle Mary dropped down to him as a testament to her assumption. The saints raise their eyes to the heavenly spectacle.
The predella (39 × 190 cm) is composed of three 27 × 50 cm paintings:
- Dates are taken from the Vatican Pinacotheca website.
- The altarpiece and the predella at the Vatican Pinacotheca.
- The altarpiece and the left, center and right part of the predella at the Web Gallery of Art.
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