PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
(b. 1416, Borgo San Sepolcro, d. 1492, Borgo San Sepolcro)
2. Procession of the Queen of Sheba; Meeting between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon1452-66
Fresco, 336 x 747 cm
San Francesco, Arezzo
The narrative continues in the second register on the west wall.
Two episodes are shown in the same fresco, separated from each other by the column of the royal palace: the Procession of the Queen of Sheba (on the left); Meeting between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon (on the right). The architectural element (the column) is the centre of the composition and the vanishing point for the whole fresco. The episode on the left is drawn from the "Golden Legend", while that in the right is an iconographical element added by Piero.