NARDO DI CIONE
(active 1343-66 in Florence)

Crucifixion

1350-60
Tempera on wood, 145 x 71 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This is one of the most important works produced in Florence around the middle of the fourteenth century. It was probably the central panel of a tabernacle and in the predella contains half length figures of various saints: Saint Jerome, James the Less, Saint Paul, James the Great and Saint Peter the Martyr. The elegant twisted columns have been restored on the basis of the authentic ones.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 12 minutes):
Gregorian chants