Collection of Benjamin Weiss
THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY
DADLER, Sebastian: Germany, 1634, Silver, 57 mm
According to traditional Christian theology, the Assumption is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into heaven after her death. The reverse scene depicts Mary being crowned by the Trinity, the Christian doctrine of the union of three divine figures: the Father (God), the Son (Jesus of Nazareth) and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit; the Third of the Christian Trinity).
LINK to the painting Assumption of the Virgin by Peter Paul Rubens (from Web Gallery of Art)
LINK to the painting The Assumption of the Virgin by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (from Olga's Gallery).