CENNI di Francesco di Ser Cenni
(active 1369-1415 in Florence)

St Catherine Enthroned with Two Saints and Two Donors

c. 1380
Tempera on panel, 54 x 43 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Both the authorship and the exact subject of well-preserved panel have long been a matter of debate. However, the identification of the seated saint as St Catherine, and the authorship of Cenni di Francesco are now accepted. It is unclear whether the panel was intended as an independent votive or devotional image, a valve of a diptych or the centre of a small folding triptych, or part of some larger narrative complex.

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