Plaque: Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins

second half of the 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

6.98 x 6.19 cm (2 3/4 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.548

Medium or Technique

Enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels

Painted Enamel Copper. Depiction of the Parable after Matthew 25, 1-10; outside the shut door of a Renaissance palace, Five Foolish Virgins with burning lamps, leaning on the balustrade of Loggia, Five Wise Virgins, marked by halos, and the Bridegroom, whose words “I know you not” are inscribed in Latin on slab over door (NESCIO VOS.)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund