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image of The Marriage at Cana Master of the Catholic Kings (artist)
Spanish, active c. 1485/1500
The Marriage at Cana, c. 1495/1497
oil on panel
overall (original painted surface): 137.1 x 92.7 cm (54 x 36 1/2 in.) overall (with addition at bottom): 153.1 x 92.7 cm (60 1/4 x 36 1/2 in.) overall (with added border strips): 155.7 x 95.8 cm (61 5/16 x 37 11/16 in.) framed: 184.8 x 130.5 x 12.7 cm (72 3/4 x 51 3/8 x 5 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.42
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From the Tour: Netherlandish and Spanish Altarpieces in the Late 1400s and Early 1500s
Object 5 of 6

Inscription

on border of tablecloth: AVE*GRATIA*PLENA*DOMINUS*TECU BENEDICTATU*INMUILERIBUS (Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women) (Luke 1:28); on border of Christ's tunic: QUID MIHI ET TIBI EST MULLER (What have I to do with thee, woman?) (John 2:4); on towel over shoulders of attendant on right: SA*RN*VMT / AEN*D*VI; on border of Mary's mantle (in relief, deciphered with infrared reflectography): OVOSONRVM

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