The Tree of Jesse: The Maternal Ancestors of Jesus, with the Virgin and Child in the Upper Branches
Artist/maker unknown, English
Nottingham alabasters often appeared in sets with an established theme and, much like painted altarpieces, were frequently used to decorate the backs of altars. Few groups, however, remain intact and in their original locations. This example depicts the popular subject of the life of the Virgin Mary. Such altarpieces were exported to a number of Western European countries.
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