The Burial of Saint Martha

Sano di Pietro (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) Italian

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The Golden Legend describes how Saint Fronto, the first Bishop of Perigueux, in southern France, dreamed he assisted Christ at the funeral of Saint Martha, one of the two sisters of Lazarus, whom Christ raised from the dead. The inscription on the scroll refers to the fact that Christ had been a guest at their house. The style is closely related to Sano's work as a miniaturist.

The Burial of Saint Martha, Sano di Pietro (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) (Italian, Siena 1405–1481 Siena), Tempera and gold on wood

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