NUZI, Allegretto
(b. ca. 1318, Fabriano, d. ca. 1373, Fabriano)


c. 1366
Tempera and tooled gold on panel, 39 x 51 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The two panels of the diyptych depict the Virgin and Child and the Man of Sorrows. On the left side the infant Jesus holds a goldfinch. Fond of eating thistles and thorns, the bird is often shown as a reminder of Christ's later suffering at the time of his death, being forced to wear a crown of thorns.

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