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Tabernacle frame

Date:
second quarter 14th century
Culture:
Italian, Siena
Medium:
Pine. Gold-orange bole.
Dimensions:
Overall, 62.9 x 27.3; sight, 50.8 x 21.9 cm; engaged.
Classification:
Frames
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.10b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 952
The shallow molding profile of this engaged frame provides a gentle transition to the punched borders of the painting, a "Madonna and Child'" formerly attributed to Naddo Ceccarelli (fl. 1340s). The compressed ogee molding is refined with two lines of punching above and below it that echo the punched haloes and drapery of the Madona and Child. The summary acanthus leaves on the gabled outline of the frame are like a ripple of light surmounting the painting. In the nineteenth century this panel was attached to two rectangular panels also in the Robert Lehman Collection, one depicting Saint Michael, the other Saint Nicholas of Bari, that are attributed ot Pietro di Giovanni d'Ambrogio (ca. 1409–49).
C. Fairfax Murray, Florence, until 1885; Charles Butler, Warren Wood, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; Captain H. L. Butler, Warren Wood; R. Langton Douglas, London. Acquired by Philip Lehman in 1918.
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