GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
Scenes from the Life of St Francis: 6. St Francis before the Sultan (detail)1325-28
Bardi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence
In this fresco the faces of the foreigners are painted particularly vividly. The coloured faces lead us to conclude that Nubians or Ethiopians were present in Florence.