Panel of a Deesis Triptych



Central panel of a triptych, depicting a Deesis (Christ, carrying a book, flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist). Deesis: the Virgin and St. John the Baptist intercede with Christ the Judge. Christ is barefoot, but the Virgin and St. John are wearing shoes. He stands on a footstool. His right hand is raised in blessing and he holds a book in his left. Above, St. Peter (left), two angels with veiled hands (centre) touching Christ's halo, and St. Paul (right). The triptych to which this panel belonged served as a portable icon.