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  • Diptych with Crucifixion and Madonna and Child Enthroned, ca. 1315
    Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, Sienese, active by 1298, died 1326/31)
    Tempera and gold on panel; left wing, overall, with engaged frame 15 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (38.4 x 27 cm); right wing, overall, with engaged frame 15 x 10 5/8 in. (38.1 x 27 cm)
    Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.1)

    The richly decorative pattern of the cloth of honor behind the Virgin and the idiosyncratic color scheme are typical of Segna di Buonaventura, one of the followers of Duccio di Buoninsegna, the great founder of the Sienese school of painting. Notable for its marble throne, depicted with careful attention to the decorative inlays, for the delicacy with which the robes, in particular Christ's transparent loincloth, are painted, and for the real volume and weight of the cloth of honor held up by the angels, this picture is a lovely and rare example of Segna's work in a small format.

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  • Diptych with Crucifixion and Madonna and Child Enthroned, ca. 1315
    Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, Sienese, active by 1298, died 1326/31)
    Tempera and gold on panel; left wing, overall, with engaged frame 15 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (38.4 x 27 cm); right wing, overall, with engaged frame 15 x 10 5/8 in. (38.1 x 27 cm)
    Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.1)


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