The Life of Christ

Attributed to Franceschino Zavattari Italian

Not on view

This small triptych is remarkable both for its preservation and for the fact that it is still intact. The spaces below the center panel were originally filled with small relics. It is curious that the right wing shows events from the life of Christ leading up to the Flight into Egypt while the left shows events following it. There is, however, no technical reason for believing that the two wings have been reversed. In style the picture is related to the work of the Late Gothic Veronese painter Giovanni Badile. The frames have been regilded.

The Life of Christ, Attributed to Franceschino Zavattari (Italian, Milan, active 1414–53) and Workshop, Tempera on wood, gold ground

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