Polyptych of Santa Caterina (Pisa Polyptych)
by SIMONE MARTINI

This polyptych, commissoned for the convent of Santa Caterina in Pisa and now in the Museum of San Matteo, is without doubt the most important of Simone's signed paintings: forty-three busts of apostles, martyrs, bishops and prophets are placed in the cusps and under the trefoiled arches of the panels. The altarpiece consists of seven elements, each one in three parts: a cusp, a smaller panel divided into two sections, and a larger panel depicting a single saint. There is also a predella consisting of seven smaller size panels.

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Polyptych of Santa Caterina (Pisa Polyptych)
1319
Tempera on wood, 195 x 340 cm
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa

910*608
True Color
133 Kb



Polyptych of Santa Caterina (detail)
1319
Tempera on wood
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa

971*592
True Color
149 Kb



Polyptych of Santa Caterina (detail)
1319
Tempera on wood
Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa

645*863
True Color
161 Kb




Summary of paintings by Simone Martini
Early works | The Maestŕ | Frescoes in the Lower Church, Assisi
Guidoriccio da Fogliano | The Annunciations | Last works
Altarpieces
Altar of St Louis of Toulouse | Cambridge Altarpiece | Pisa Polyptych
Orvieto Polyptych | Agostino Novello Altarpiece | Orsini Polyptych