DUCCIO di Buoninsegna
(b. ca. 1255, Siena, d. 1319, Siena)

The Prophet Malachi (detail)

Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

The prophet Malachi announces the theme of salvation: "Veniet ad templum sanctum suum dominator dominus quem vos queritis, et angelum testamenti quem vos vultis" (Malachi 3, 1: The Lord whom you desire will enter his holy temple, and the messenger of the convenat whom you yearn for).