DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)
The Prophet Solomon (prophet 3)1308-11
Tempera on wood, 43 x 16 cm
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
The prophet with a crown could be either David or Solomon, but the inscription on the roll, referring to the Adoration of the Magi, seems to be more appropriate to the latter: "Reges Tarsis et insulae munera offerunt; reges arabum et Saba dona adducent" (Psalms 72, 9: The kings of Tarshish and the islands shall bring offerings; the kings of the Arabs and of Sheba shall present gifts).