thegetty : A laser show, tiny owl, and forceful angel.


A laser show, tiny owl, and forceful angel. 

This action-packed folding altarpiece shows Saint Francis receiving the stigmata on the left, and an angel crowning Saints Cecilia and Valerian with floral crowns on the right.

This belonged to an Italian aristocrat in the 1330s who had sworn a vow of virginity; this may be why the unusual subject matter of virgin saints are depicted.

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