DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Parting from St John (detail)1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
Outside the room the disciples are present at a more restrained embrace between Peter and Paul (included in the stories of the Virgin according to a tradition handed down by a few of the literary sources).