Bucharest – National Museum of Art (Smig Church Altarpiece)

[I originally posted this in February 2020 when I first visited the Museum of Art, but I’m updating this slightly as it’s interesting to me that Bev also pointed this particular artwork to me. I’ve also discovered that the altar at this church, which is still in Șmig, was updated in 1908 and that’s how the older one has ended up at the museum. As another aside, I’ve learned that Calvary that I mention below is derived from the Latin meaning skull. November 2023]

This altarpiece dates to around 1510 and is from Şmig Church. The main central image is of the Virgin and Child and on the bottom left is St. George and the Dragon. On the right of the main sculpture is Saint Margaret and King Stephen beneath her.


The resurrection.


The road to Calvary, which is where Jesus was crucified.