Content of Tour #8e
The Maestą

Definition

Maestą (Italian for majesty) is a short name used to describe a representation of the Madonna and Child in which the Madonna is enthroned in majesty as Queen of Heaven, surrounded by a court of saints and angels.
Evolution of the subject

The evolution of the subject in the late medieval and early Renaissance art is outlined.
Maestą Representations

The most typical examples of the Maestą representations in 14th century Siena and Florence are presented.