DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Appearance on the Mountain in Galilee (panel 6)1308-11
Tempera on wood, 37 x 48 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
This scene is on one of the back crowning panels of the Maestà.
The Appearance on the Mountain in Galilee is simpler and barer and descriptive details are deliberately left out: Christ is entrusting the apostles with the task of spreading the faith (the books that two of the disciples are holding are a reminder of preaching) and nothing must distract attention from his words.