NARDO DI CIONE
(active 1343-66 in Florence)
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.