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

Agony in the Garden (detail)

Tempera on wood
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

The picture, which depicts events on the Mount of Olives, concentrates several narrative scenes into a single landscape. On the right, in accordance with the Gospel of St Luke, which is the only one to mention an angel appearing, Christ withdraws in prayer.