Cosimo Tura: The Virgin enthroned ca. 1480 (Ausschnitt)

Cosimo Tura: The Virgin enthroned.
circ. 1480. London, National Gallery.
The rebecs played by the angels standing
near the Virgin are more or less imaginary
instruments, but the elongated bows suggest
the modern form. In the foreground a posit-
ive organ has replaced the portative organs
seen, for example, in FraAngelico’s picture

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