dormition

dormition
  n. act of falling asleep; death.
   ♦ dormitive, n. & a. soporific.

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  • Dormition —    According to Christian doctrine, the Virgin Mary did not die but rather fell asleep peacefully in the presence of the apostles and was carried by angels up to heaven (the Assumption), where she was crowned queen. Jacopo Torriti represented the …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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