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

No. 12 Scenes from the Life of the Virgin: 6. Wedding Procession

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

Mary walks in front of her companions and is led to the house of her parents, where she is received by musicians. This group alone lends a cheery air to the sombre procession. The bay window of the house, from which a palm leaf juts out as an allusion to the imminent birth of the Lord, appears again in the representation of the Annunciation. In this way Giotto incorporates the Bridal Procession of the Virgin into the sequence of the narrative.

The fresco was damaged by the humidity.