The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
1625 - 1626
The Biblical promise in the Book of Revelation (2:10) says Be faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life. This verse serves as the starting premise for the exclusive scene of Mary’s crowning in heaven but applies to anyone who lives to do good.
That is why this theme offers every mortal believer hope that he or she will one day too experience eternal happiness in heaven with God.
Oil on panel
panel: 490 x 325 cm
Antwerp, Cathedral of Our Lady