GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

View of the vault

1320
Fresco
Peruzzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence

The pictorial program in the Peruzzi Chapel extending across the side walls is supplemented by depictions of eight half-length figures of prophets in the embrasure of the entrance arch and the symbols of the four evangelists in the vault: the Eagle of St John (east vault cell), the Lion of St Mark (south cell), the Angel of St Matthew (west cell) and the Ox of St Luke. At the bottom of the picture shown here the prophets in the embrasure of the entrance arch can be seen.




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