(b. ca. 1280, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem

c. 1320
Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

The picture shows one of the scenes from the life of Christ painted by Pietro Lorenzetti on the vault of the south arm of the western transept of the Lower Church. The scene is set against a colourful architectural background.

The upper, and therefore earlier, scenes on the vault, such as the Entry inito Jerusalem, the Last Supper, or the Road to Calvary, with their lively figure crowding and mass of incidental, naturalistic detail, flow directly from Duccio's work as represented, most conspicuously in the Entry on the Maesta.