Tabernacle frame

Italian, Siena

Not on view

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).

Tabernacle frame, Pine. Gold-orange bole., Italian, Siena

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