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

The Stefaneschi Triptych: St Peter Enthroned

c. 1330
Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

The picture shows the middle panel on the side showing St Peter.

Peter sits, surrounded by angels and saints, on a simply constructed throne inlaid with Cosmati work. His right hand is raised in blessing, and in the other he holds the keys of his office. Before him, kneeling on the luxurious marble floor, laid out in perspective, are the hermit-saint Peter of Morrone to his right, and the donor Cardinal Stefaneschi, offering him the altar, to his left.