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Against a distant view of Jerusalem, Christ’s body is lowered into the arms of Saint John the Evangelist under the anguished gaze of Mary Magdalen, who kneels at the foot of the cross.

Gillis van Tilborgh (Flemish, ca. 1625–ca. 1678). Group Portrait: A Wedding Celebration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, 1871 (71.32)

Gillis van Tilborgh (Flemish, ca. Group Portrait: A Wedding Celebration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, 1871 Which one is the bride?

The Love Letter (early 1670s). Jacob Ochtervelt (Dutch, 1634–1682). Oil on canvas. MMOA, New York. Ochtervelt was a co-pupil of Pieter de Hooch under Nicolaas Bercham in Haarlem. This typical scene of elegant domestic life was painted around 1670, when Ochtervelt was strongly influenced by Gerard ter Borch.

The Love Letter Jacob Ochtervelt (Dutch, Rotterdam Amsterdam) Date: early Medium: Oil on canvas Accession Number:

A French carved-oak panel, c.1520-40, decorated with a crown, 'F' and salamander engulfed in flames, the emblems of King François I of France; sonsidered impervious to fire, the salamander symbolised the king's constancy and integrity as a ruler. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The crown, initial F, and salamander engulfed in flames are emblematic of François I, who reigned from 1515 to Considered impervious to fire, the salamander symbolized the king’s constancy and integrity as a ruler

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The Unicorn is Found (from The Unicorn Tapestries) The Metropolitan Museum of Art “In this tapestry the unicorn kneels before a tall white fountain that has a pair of pheasants and a pair of goldfinches perched on its edge.

Godfroy de Bouillon Enameler: Colin Nouailher (French, active 1539, d. after 1571) Artist: Based on a woodcut by Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen (Netherlandish, ca. 1470–1533) Date: ca. 1541 Culture: French, Limoges Medium: Painted and partly gilded enamel on copper

Godfroy de Bouillon Enameler: Colin Nouailher (French, active d. after Artist: Based on a woodcut by Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen (Netherlandish, ca. 1541 Culture: French, Limoges Medium: Painted and partly gilded enamel on copper

Triptych Panel with the Crucifixion    Date:early 16th century  Geography:Made in Limoges, France  Culture:French

A sixteenth-century enamel panel made in Limoges, France, depicting the Crucifixion; at the base of the cross is a skull, symbol of Adam's original sin and also denoting Golgotha, the place of the skull. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Three of the four plaques by Nouailher in this case are from a series depicting the Nine Heroes—a grouping of valiant figures popularized by Jacques de Longuyon’s early fourteenth-century romance Les Voeux du Paon (The Vows of the Peacock)

Three of the four plaques by Nouailher in this case are from a series depicting the Nine Heroes—a grouping of valiant figures popularized by Jacques de Longuyon’s early fourteenth-century romance Les Voeux du Paon (The Vows of the Peacock)

The Timid Bride, ca. 1800. India (Punjab Hills, Kangra). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1958 (58.1.2)

The Timid Bride Date: ca. 1800 Culture: India (Punjab Hills, Kangra) Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gilt on paper Dimensions: 7 x 5 in. x cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1958 Accession Number:

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