Mary, Queen of Heaven

Mary, Queen of Heaven

Anne Beversdorf, 2006

Silk and metallic thread; approx. 3 carats garnet, 3 carats peridot, 1.5 carats white topaz, 1.5 carats citrine, 2.5 carats blue topaz, all prong-set in sterling silver; 33 freshwater pearls on 22 pt canvas.  26 x 18 cm.

Scholars list this as the Virgin Mary, but the iconography suggests Mary Magdalene.

Adapted from image in Winchester Psalter

England, circa 1150

Original: 32 x 22.5 cm

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