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Topic: tuscany

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Textile Fragment with brocade with Bird, Dragon, and Palmette Motifs

Textile Fragment with brocade with Bird, Dragon, and Palmette Motifs

The exceptional condition and quality of this silk, enriched with gold and highlights in red, are characteristic of the Sicilian royal workshops.

Monkey stamp

Monkey stamp

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Textile with Brocade

Textile with Brocade

Made in Lucca, Italy

Textile with Animals

Textile with Animals

Made in Lucca, Italy

Fragment of a Figure

Fragment of a Figure

With a water flask slung over its shoulder, this figure may represent Joseph on the Flight into Egypt or the apostle James the Great, patron saint of pilgrims. In this period, niches with figures of pilgrims or... more

Sculpture of an Enthroned King

Sculpture of an Enthroned King

Portraying a historical king, such as Solomon, or an allegorical image of the monarch as “the living law” (lex animata), this imposing sculpture must have originated from an important northern Italian civic mon... more

Tabernacle frame

Tabernacle frame

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 ... more

Textile with Lions, Gazelles and Foliage
Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

According to his biographers, Saint Francis of Assisi enjoyed all the comforts of wealth and position until he heard Christ calling to him as he prayed. He then promptly renounced his possessions and devoted th... more

Textile

Textile

Made in Tuscany, Italy

Stamp, Monkey

Stamp, Monkey

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Textile with The Annunciation

Textile with The Annunciation

Made in Siena, Italy

Brocade Textile

Brocade Textile

Made in Lucca (?), Italy

Brocade Textile

Brocade Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Reliquary Diptych

Reliquary Diptych

In his Craftsman's Handbook (about 1390), the Florentine artist Cennino Cennini outlines the "individual attractive, fine and unusual" process of gilding glass "for the embellishment of holy reliquaries." Here,... more

Reliquary

Reliquary

Made in Siena, Italy

The Pentecost

The Pentecost

Made in Florence, Italy

The Ascension

The Ascension

Made in Florence, Italy

Textile

Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Reliquary of Mary Magdalene

Reliquary of Mary Magdalene

Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, 14th and 15th centuryMade in Tuscany, ItalyGilded copper, gilded silver, rock crystal, verre églomisé; Overall 22 x 9 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (55.9 x 23.8 x 20.2 cm), roundel 3 3/8 in. (8... more

Dish with Lion

Dish with Lion

Made in Tuscany, Italy

Textile with Brocade

Textile with Brocade

Made in Lucca (probably)

Stamp, Monkey

Stamp, Monkey

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Presentation in the Temple

Presentation in the Temple

Made in Florence, Italy

Textile

Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Textile

Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Christ Carrying the Cross

Christ Carrying the Cross

Made in Florence, Italy

The Man of Sorrows

The Man of Sorrows

A monk and a hooded figure, his back bared so that he can whip himself in penitence, kneel before a dreamlike vision of Jesus rising from his tomb. This plaque, with an inscription naming the society of Saint D... more

Damask

Damask

Made in Lucca, Italy

Tabernacle with Crucifixion Scene

Tabernacle with Crucifixion Scene

Made in probably the Veneto, Italy

Textile

Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Three Panels

Three Panels

Made in Florence, Italy

Brocade Textile

Brocade Textile

Made in Lucca, Italy

Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Plaque with Christ in Majesty

Made in Tuscany, Italy

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Italy, Lucca

Annunciation in an Initial M

Annunciation in an Initial M

The initial M illustrates an antiphon for the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25): Missus est Gabriel Angelus ad Mariam Virginem ("The Angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary").In this initial, the illuminat... more

Gradual

Gradual

Made in Florence, Italy

Engaged molding

Engaged molding

This panel, "The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Donors" by the Goodhart Ducciesque Master (active 1315-30), retains its original engaged frame. The crisp, shallow ogee molding echoes the lines of the thro... more

Medallion with Saint Peter

Medallion with Saint Peter

This enamel medallion, the work of an unidentified goldsmith, was created about the same time as the leaf with the Assumption of the Virgin by the Sienese artist Niccolò di ser Sozzo (displayed nearby) and test... more

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi

Dating to about 1320, this panel is one of seven showing the life of Christ. Nothing is known of their early history beyond the fact that they were painted for a Franciscan church or convent; however, the maste... more

Angel from the Lid of an Incense Boat

Angel from the Lid of an Incense Boat

This image of the angel Gabriel—appearing to the Virgin Mary to announce that she will become the mother of Jesus—once decorated the lid of a boat-shaped vessel used to hold incense. Reversing the standard colo... more

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Ugolino da Siena was the most original and accomplished follower of Duccio di Buoninsegna, the greatest Sienese painter of the fourteenth century. Among Ugolino's most important commissions was the multi-panel ... more

The Last Judgment; The Virgin and Child with a Bishop-Saint and Saint Peter Martyr; The Crucifixion; The Glorification of Saint Thomas Aquinas; The Nativity

The Last Judgment; The Virgin and Child with a Bishop-Saint and Saint ...

One of the principal Florentine manuscript illuminators during the second quarter of the fourteenth century, the anonymous artist known as the Master of the Dominican Effigies, like many of his contemporaries, ... more

Cassetta frame on a polyptych panel

Cassetta frame on a polyptych panel

This panel by Simone Martini depicts the fourth-century martyr and first apostle of Siena Saint Ansanus. With 1975.1.12b it forms part of a polyptych, of which five panels are known. Overlaying the profile of t... more

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

To create these panels, a Florentine artist first drew the figures on the cotton canvases and then gave them to an embroiderer, who enriched them with brilliantly colored silks, gold threads and variety of stit... more

Saints John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene

Saints John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene

This painting, together with a panel portraying the Virgin and the Dead Christ (National Gallery, London), originally formed a diptych (two panels hinged together that could be opened and closed). The painting ... more

The Assumption of the Virgin

The Assumption of the Virgin

Bernardo Daddi may have trained in the Florentine workshop of Giotto, a pivotal figure in the history of European painting. Daddi fused Giotto’s grandeur and monumentality with a refined grace and lyricism. It ... more

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

This important altarpiece was painted by Giotto's pupil Taddeo Gaddi. Originally, the figures were shown on individually framed, arched panels, as was traditional with Gothic altarpieces. It would have had pinn... more

Vultus trifrons or an Allegory of Prudence

Vultus trifrons or an Allegory of Prudence

The three faces on this small bust, a fragment from a larger monument, represent the cardinal virtue Prudence. Prudence's three natures (memory, intelligence, and providence) are represented by a crowned face s... more

Chalice of Peter of Sassoferrato

Chalice of Peter of Sassoferrato

This opulent chalice, with richly colored and exquisitely drawn enamels, represents the Crucifixion, the Virgin, and Saints John the Evangelist, Louis of Toulouse, John the Baptist, and Anthony of Padua (?). Se... more

Engaged molding on a polyptych panel

Engaged molding on a polyptych panel

Philip Lehman acquired this "Saint Mary Magdelene" and 1975.1.15b, "Saint Peter", within two years of each other, in 1916 and 1918. By then, the tops had already been altered and the replacements interpreted in... more

Two-Handled Jar with Stag

Two-Handled Jar with Stag

Combining Eastern and Tuscan decorative motifs, this rare type of early Tuscan maiolica may have been used in a medieval pharmacy Made in Tuscany, Italy

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion and the six half-length angels mounted within the frame are fragments of an altarpiece; however their current arrangement does not reflect that of the original altarpiece but rather a reconfigur... more

Six Angels

Six Angels

The series of six angels (1975.1.65a-f) are mounted with the frame of a panel depicting the Crucifixion (1975.1.65) and are fragments of an altarpiece; however their current arrangement does not reflect that of... more

Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

This impressive devotional image by a follower of Nardo di Cione presumably came from a Florentine monastery. It may originally have been placed above a door or as a lunette beneath an arch, or possibly in a ni... more

Crucifix

Crucifix

This crucifix could have been displayed on an altar or carried in processions. Christ is shown alive on one side and dead on the other while the terminals on one side are decorated with the four Evangelists and... more

The Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo

The Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo

Painted in Florence about 1400, this elaborately decorated front of a chest (cassone) recounts in three episodes the conquest of Naples by Charles III of Durazzo, who defeated the forces of Otto of Brunswick in... more

One of a pair of pilaster panels

One of a pair of pilaster panels

Spinello Aretino (1350/52-1410) painted these two panels depiciting Saints Philip and James the Greater(?) for an altarpiece for Monte Oliveto Maggiore near Siena. Other panels from the same polyptych survive i... more

Triptych

Triptych

Tuscany

One of a pair of pilaster panels

One of a pair of pilaster panels

Spinello Aretino (1350/52-1410) painted these two panels depiciting Saints Philip and James the Greater(?) for an altarpiece for Monte Oliveto Maggiore near Siena. Other panels from the same polyptych survive i... more

Saint Margaret and the Dragon

Saint Margaret and the Dragon

Together with two other small panels, this depiction of Saint Margaret emerging from the mouth of a dragon formed part of the predella of an unidentified altarpiece. Supposedly martyred in 304, legend had it th... more

The Trinity

The Trinity

This imposing representation of the Trinity (God the Father, his son Jesus on the cross, and the dove of the Holy Spirit) was painted about 1390 and is probably the center of a triptych. Among the leading paint... more