Collection: Coronation of Mary

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Follower of Botticelli – c. 15th century

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the fifth of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (following the Assumption, the fourth Glorious Mystery) and therefore the idea that the Virgin Mother of God was physically crowned as Queen of Heaven after her Assumption is a traditional Catholic belief echoed in the Rosary.

The saints depicted are (from left to right) Anthony Abbot, John the Baptist, Julian the Hospitaller, and Francis of Assisi.

Feast day is August 22.