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Virgin and Child with Saints

c. 1320
Framed: 122.2 x 200.3 x 8.9 cm (48 1/8 x 78 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.); Overall: 122.5 x 192.5 cm (48 1/4 x 75 13/16 in.)
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In medieval Italian churches, painted altarpieces served as the focal point for worshippers during the rituals of faith. The figures of Jesus, Mary, and eight saints are framed by a golden background that would have glistened in the flickering candlelight of the church.
Virgin and Child with Saints

Virgin and Child with Saints

c. 1320

Ugolino di Nerio

Italy, 14th century


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