MASTER of Magdalen
(active c. 1265-1290 in Florence)
Virgin and Child Enthronedc. 1290
Tempera on panel, 117 x 87 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
The Virgin is represented here by this anonymous artist working in Tuscany in the Byzantine manner as the Queen of Heaven, seated on a throne held up by two angels who look out at the viewer in the Byzantine manner. Below, the two saints, St Dominic and St Martin, are identified by their names.