SANO di Pietro
(b. 1406, Siena, d. 1481, Siena)

Virgin and Child Enthroned

Tempera on panel, gold ground, 150 x 58 cm
Private collection

The Virgin and Child are shown seated on a ledge. What would normally be the backrest of the throne behind them is substituted instead by two red seraphim. Above them Christ is shown as the Redeemer, holding the New Testament in one hand and raising the other hand in blessing.

This panel formed the central part of a now dismembered polyptych flanked by depictions of saints.