DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
Appearance on the Mountain in Galilee (detail)1308-11
Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
Christ entrusts his disciples with the task of spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Both his hands are raised in an oratorical gesture. The Apostles stand there, calmly listening. Two of them are carrying books, which must have a bearing on their mission as evangelists.