Philatelic exhibition Arphila '75

Fischer 2221 | Michel 2369 | Scott 2087 | Year of issue 1975 | People's Republic of Poland

International philatelic exhibition Arphila '75 in Paris, France.


2221
St. Anna
(detail of the altar tryptych in St. Mary's church in Kraków, created by Veit Stoss)

Glossary

Veit Stoß (1438-1533, Polish name: Wit Stwosz) was a German sculptor, born in Nürnberg.
An altar tryptych is a painting or, in this case, a sculpture, made in three parts, so that the side ones can be folded inwards over the middle one.
Kraków is the ancient capital of Poland, residence for centuries of kings, situated north of the Tatra Mountains on the Vistula river.

Resources

Paris
France

Veit Stoss
St. Mary's church
Web gallery of art - Veit Stoss
Image of the high altar tryptych of St. Mary
St. Mary's church (krakow-info.com)
Tryptych
Kraków (Wikipedia)
Kraków (www.krakow.pl)
St. Mary stamps (www.marianstamps.com)