Coronation of the Virgin Mary

"Reign, O Mother and Queen, by showing us the path of holiness and by guiding and assisting us that we may never stray from it. In the heights of heaven you exercise your primacy over the choirs of …More
"Reign, O Mother and Queen, by showing us the path of holiness and by guiding and assisting us that we may never stray from it. In the heights of heaven you exercise your primacy over the choirs of angels who acclaim you as their sovereign, and over the legions of saints who delight in beholding your dazzling beauty. So, too, reign over the entire human race, above all by opening the path of faith to those who do not yet know your Divine Son." – from a prayer of Pope Pius XII. This painting is by Annibale Caracci, made for a Roman cardinal sometime after the artist’s arrival in Rome in 1595. It is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr