The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve

Master of the Saint Godelieve Legend Netherlandish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

This fully intact altarpiece was perhaps commissioned by the Guild of the Load Bearers in Bruges for their chapel in the "Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk" (Church of Our Lady). When closed, four saints––Josse, Nicholas, Quirinus, and John the Baptist––and two kneeling donors are visible. When open for the celebration of Mass, worshipers saw displayed for their edification the life and miracles of Saint Godelieve, patroness of Flanders.

The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve, Master of the Saint Godelieve Legend (Netherlandish, active fourth quarter 15th century), Oil on wood

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Interior: seven scenes on five panels