Portrait of a Praying Man.
c.1480- 1485. Oil on wood. Sammlung Thyssen-Bornemisza, Schloss Rohoncz, Castagnola, Spain. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Portrait of a Praying Man
is the left part of a triptych, the central part of which bore Madonna with Child, and on the right part there was a portrait of the Manís wife. Both the central and the right parts are lost. When closed, the wings of the triptych had a still life on them. The still life of the left part has a jug with flowers: white lilies symbolize the purity of the Virgin, and the purple irises symbolize Maria in Sorrow (Mater dolorosa)