(b. ca. 1370, Siena (?), d. ca. 1425, Firenze)

Adoration of the Magi

c. 1422
Tempera on wood, 115 x 177 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Probably created for the Sant'Egidio's church in Florence, the central panel was executed by Lorenzo Monaco, painter and Camaldolite monk whose activity as illuminator appears in bright colours. His wholly Gothic style also emerges in lengthened figures. Prophets and the Annunciation in the upper part are by Cosimo Rosselli, and was added at the end of 15th century when the original triptych was made rectangular, with the almost complete abolition of divisions between panels.

Restored in 1995

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