DALLE MASEGNE, Jacobello
(d. 1409, active in Emilia)

High Altar (detail)

1388-92
Marble
San Francesco, Bologna

The richly ornate marble altar is arranged like a painted polyptych on two tiers crowned by high, slender finials. A relief of the Coronation of the Virgin in the centre is flanked by full-length saints in niches, the upper tier has God the Father enthroned, flanked by half-length busts of saints, each divided from the next by rows of smaller saints also in tabernacles.




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