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

The Stefaneschi Triptych: St Peter Enthroned (detail)

c. 1330
Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

The model of the altar, which the cardinal hands to St Peter, is rich in detail and has been painted with precision and extreme delicacy. It allows us to distinguish the original rich Gothic framework. The same representation appears for a second time as a picture within the picture.