(active 1410-1469)

Polyptych of Sant'Elena

c. 1427
Tempera on panel
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

The polyptych, Michele di Matteo's masterpiece, comes from the church of Sant'Elena in Venice. It depicts the Virgin and Child enthroned with Sts Lucy, Helen, Mary Magdalene, and Catherine of Alexandria in the centre, the Crucifixion set in the middle of the Four Evangelists in the upper section, and episodes from the Recovery of the True Cross on the predella.

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