Christ Blessing

Segna di Buonaventura Italian

Not on view

This panel was the pinnacle of an unidentified altarpiece. Its softly modeled forms were inspired by Duccio, with whom Segna must have worked. The gold striations derive from Byzantine icons and indicate the sacred character of the figure.

Christ Blessing, Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, active Siena by 1298–died 1326/31), Tempera on wood, gold ground

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