MARIOTTO DI NARDO
(active 1394, Firenze, d. 1424, Firenze)
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (detail)1405-10
Tempera and gold on panel
A striking degree of invention is present here in the conceit of the angels: four celestial beings swoop down from the starry heavens to hold up the fronds of the richly patterned cloth.