GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
Baroncelli Polyptych (detail)c. 1334
Tempera on wood
Baroncelli Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence
The detail shows the image of Christ below the central panel (representing the Coronation of the VIrgin) of the Baroncelli Polyptych.
The Coronation of the Virgin has its theological foundation in the central panel of the predella with this iconographic depiction of Christ and its allusion to the passion. Originally this picture of Christ corresponded with a portrayal of God the Father in the crowning panel at the central axis.