'The Assumption of the Virgin'
Sicily (Trapani), the frame made in Naples
Coral, in silver frame
Museum no. A.31-1917
Bequeathed by Henry L. Florence
This was made in Trapani, a town in Sicily that became the most important centre of coral carving in Europe. The Assumption of the Virgin, in which the Virgin ascended bodily and spiritually to heaven after her death, was a popular subject in Mediterranean countries at this period.