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Coronation of the Virgin (Maesta?)
1308-11
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

          

 


 

Maestа
1288-1300
Kunstmuseum, Basel


 

Maestа
1288-1300
Kunstmuseum, Basel
 

 

Madonna Rucellai
Uffizi, Florence

 

 

 

Maesta

(Italian: “Majesty”),double-sided altarpieces executed for the cathedral of Siena by the Italian painter Duccio. Thefirst version (1302), originally in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, is now lost. The second version (Oct. 9, 1308–June 9, 1311),painted for the cathedral of Siena and one of the largest altarpieces of its time, consisted of a wide frontal panel with the Virgin and Child adored by the patrons of Siena and surrounded by saints and angels. Beneath was a predella with seven scenes from the childhood of Christ; above were pinnacles with scenes from the life of the Virgin; and on the back were scenes from the life of Christ. The main panel and the bulk of the narrative scenes are now in the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Piazza del Duomo, Siena, but isolated panels from the altarpiece have found their way to the National Gallery, London; the Frick Collection, New York City; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

Duccio di Buoninsegna

 
Maesta

1309 - 1311
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

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