MASOLINO da Panicale
(b. 1383, Panicale, d. 1447, Firenze)

View from the entrance

Fresco, width of the back wall 4,7 m
Baptistery, Castiglione Olona

The picture shows a view from the entrance to the Baptistery towards the altar. On the arch wall, left, an altar in a niche is depicted, while on the right the Beheading of John the Baptist and, with an angel holding a scroll above, can be seen. In the vaulting St John the Evangelist is represented.

Behind the baptismal font (attributed to the workshop of Jacopo della Quercia), on the east wall, the frescoes are the following: the Baptist's Sermon at the Jordan (left), the Baptist Scolding Herod and Herodias (right), The Baptism of Christ (above).

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