PIETRO DI GIOVANNI D'AMBROGIO
(b. ca. 1410, Siena, d. 1449, Siena)
Entry of Christ into Jerusalem1435-40
Tempera on wood, 29 x 65 cm
Pinacoteca Stuard, Parma
This panel belonged to an altarpiece, now dismembered. According to the reconstruction accepted by many scholars, the altarpiece consisted of a Virgin and Child in the centre (Brooklyn Museum, New York), St Augustin (Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg) at the left, and probably St Nicholas (lost) at the right. The three predella panels are the Departure of St Augustin (Staatliche Museen, Berlin), the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (Pinacoteca Stuard, Parma), and the Birth of St Nicholas (Kunstmuseum, Basel).