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Marriage of the Virgin

Predella panel of an altarpiece executed in collaboration with Matteo di Giovanni, in San Pietro Ovile, Siena; companion predella panels are in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 108) and the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. 814); the main panels are in San Pietro Ovile, Siena

Attributed to Giovanni di Pietro, also called Nanni di Pietro, Italian (active Siena), documented 1439-68, died before 1479

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1455

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with horizontal grain

9 1/2 x 18 1/8 inches (24.1 x 46 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 312, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 107

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This panel shows an incident recounted in The Golden Legend (c. 1267), a collection of sacred stories by a priest named Jacobo da Voragine (1230–1298) living in Genoa.

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