Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Engaged molding

Date:
ca. 1446
Culture:
Sienese
Medium:
Poplar. Gilt; deep red-brown bole.
Dimensions:
Overall, 49 x 31.2 cm; sight, 42.7 x 27 cm; engaged.
Classification:
Frames
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.35b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 956
The delicate balance between the flat top edge and the hollow below it on this gabled molding ornamented only with punched bands acknowlege the fine draftsmanship of the "Exaltation of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino" by Giovanni di Paolo (ca. 1400-1482). The decorative palm fronds that cross above Nicholas's head and the fluttering scroll held by Saint Augustine serve to divide the composition. The panel was never part of a larger structure.
Edward Hutton, London. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1929.
Related Objects

Tondo mirror frame

Date: ca. 1490–1500 Medium: Poplar; carved, gilt; deep red-brown bole. Accession: 1975.1.2101 On view in:Not on view

Engaged molding on a polyptych panel

Date: ca. 1435–40 Medium: Poplar. Carved, gilt: deep red bole. Accession: 1975.1.41b On view in:Gallery 956

Integral tondo molding

Date: mid-15th century Medium: Single piece of poplar. Carved, gilt; brown-red bole, blue in dentil. Accession: 1975.1.40b On view in:Gallery 956

Diptych with tabernacle frames

Date: ca. 1400–1410 Medium: Poplar. Carved, gilt; red-orange bole. Accession: 1975.1.22c On view in:Gallery 952

Engaged arched cassetta frame and arched tabernacle frame

Date: ca. 1465 and 1490 (?) Medium: Poplar. Carved, gilt; orange-red bole, blue and white color, all over greenish tone. Accession: 1975.1.54b On view in:Gallery 956