GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

No. 10 Scenes from the Life of the Virgin: 4.The Suitors Praying

Fresco, 200 x 185 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

The men and the high priest kneel before the altar in rapt attention. They are praying for the miracle, which will decide who will marry the Virgin Mary. In front of the cupola of the apse of the church we can make out - somewhat indistinctly - the Hand of God, pointing: one of the rods will blossom.

The three scenes related to the marriage of Mary takes place in the same church.