Bohemian art exhibition

We wandered around Prague’s old Jewish quarter a bit but balked at paying to see cemeteries. Were drawn instead to the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia to wander through a series of 14th-century rooms full of works of staggering beauty. The National Gallery in Prague set up this permanent exhibition of 14th-century Bohemian religious art in 2000. Who knew? They make a very agreeable fit.

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(Thanks Google Earth)

The exhibition proceeds in chronological fashion, as this plan shows:

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This painting, Madonna of Veveří, shows Mary crowned Queen of Heaven, wearing the blue mantle of heaven.

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