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Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c. 1465 – c. 1495)The Glorification of Mary (De verheerlijking van Maria)Alternate title: Virgin and Child (De maagd en het Kind)1470-1495In his Glorification of Mary, the figures of Maria with her baby are surrounded by three circles of halo. Within the halo are all sorts of musical instruments. This painting shows some of the oldest pictures of musical instruments known in the Netherlands. The baby Jesus is playing with a pair of bells, and seems to be playing music with an angel in the outermost halo, holding an identical set of bells. (Wiki)
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