UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active c. 1280 in Siena)
Madonna of San Bernardinoc. 1280
Tempera on panel, 140 x 97 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena
This fragment depicts the Madonna enthroned holding the Christ Child in her lap. He is seating on a white piece of drapery, which falls down in folds behind his legs, a symbol of the altar cloth in which the Host is offered during the liturgy.