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Polyptych - The Crucifixion and Saints
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Polyptych - The Crucifixion and Saints

1348

Bernardo Daddi (c.1280-1348)

Tempera on panel, integral frame gabled top

Height: 155.8 cm (a); Width: 82.8 cm (b and c); Width: 52.4 cm (a); Width: 82.5 cm (d and e); Height: 138.2 cm (b and c); Height: 138.3 cm (d and e);

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
P.1966.GP.82

About this work
This splendid polyptych (a multi-panel altarpiece) was painted for the small church of San Giorgio a Ruballa, outside Florence. It is Daddi’s last documented work.

The Crucifixion was seen as particularly appropriate for the central section of an altarpiece. The redemptive power of Christ’s death was made available through the Eucharist, received during the Mass at the altar. (Permanent collection label)



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