Front crowning section of the Maestà
by DUCCIO di Buoninsegna

The front crowning panels depict the story of the death of the Madonna from the Announcement of Death to the Virgin to Burial of the Virgin. Six of the original eight panels survived, panel 4 from the centre (probably the Assumption of the Virgin) is lost, and panel 5 (Coronation of the Virgin) is only a fragment.

You can view the location of the panels in the digital reconstruction of the whole altarpiece.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Announcement of Death to the Virgin (panel 1)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 42 x 54 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1229*900
True Color
206 Kb



Announcement of Death to the Virgin (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

783*838
True Color
163 Kb



Announcement of Death to the Virgin (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

676*712
True Color
129 Kb



Parting from St John (panel 2)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 42 x 54 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

950*710
True Color
144 Kb



Parting from St John (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1000*1232
True Color
230 Kb



Parting from St John (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

805*1200
True Color
164 Kb



Parting from St John (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

793*850
True Color
151 Kb



Parting from the Apostles (panel 3)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 42 x 54 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1231*900
True Color
206 Kb



Coronation of the Virgin (panel 5, fragment)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 52 x 32 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

551*900
True Color
120 Kb



Death of the Virgin (panel 6)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 40 x 46 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1100*952
True Color
230 Kb



Death of the Virgin (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

686*850
True Color
173 Kb



The Funeral Procession (panel 7)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 58 x 53 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1100*1217
True Color
215 Kb



The Funeral Procession (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

648*863
True Color
160 Kb



Burial of the Virgin (panel 8)
1308-11
Tempera on wood, 41 x 55 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1200*923
True Color
219 Kb



Burial of the Virgin (detail)
1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

1028*1200
True Color
239 Kb




Summary of paintings by DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
The Maestà | Ruccelai Madonna | Various paintings
The Maestà
General view | Front main panel
Back panels | lower row | upper row
Crowning sections | front | back |
Predella sections | front | back |