MASTER of Magdalen
(active c. 1265-1290 in Florence)

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels

Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This panel is still Byzantine in form, the nursing Virgin and Child follows the Hodegetria model. (According to tradition, the original Hodegetria icon was painted by St Luke, was displayed in the Monastery of the Panaghia Hodegetria in Constantinople, built specially to contain it.)