(active 1140-70 in Palermo)

Sanctuary, view of the main apse

Cappella Palatina, Palermo

The picture shows a view of the crossing and main apse of the sanctuary. In the spandrels of the crossing arcades, a cycle on the life of Christ begins on the east side with the Annunciation. (The cycle is continued in the south side arm of the sanctuary.) In the vaulting a depiction of the Pentecost miracle together with another image of the Pantocrator form the conclusion to this sequence.

The enthroned Virgin in the middle of the apse wall is a wholly postmedieval creation.