Madonna and Child Enthroned

Artist: Master of Monte Oliveto (Italian, active Siena ca. 1305–35)

Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground

Dimensions: Shaped top: central panel, overall, with engaged frame, 30 5/8 x 16 1/2 in. (77.8 x 41.9 cm), painted surface 27 3/8 x 14 in. (69.5 x 35.6 cm); left wing, overall, with engaged frame, 30 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (77.2 x 20.6 cm); right wing, overall, with engaged frame, 30 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (77.5 x 21 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1918

Accession Number: 18.117.1

Description

This portable triptych is by an anonymous master who was deeply influenced by Duccio. The narrative scenes of the Passion of Christ are related to the comparable scenes of Duccio's great altarpiece, the Maestà. The work probably dates between 1315 and 1320.

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