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Dormition of the Virgin

Lower center panel of an altarpiece probably from the church of Santa Maria Forisportam, Lucca (later in the monastery of San Michele Arcangelo e San Pietro, known as the Monastero dell'Angelo, in Brancoli, outside Lucca); other panels from the altarpiece are in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1920.1); the Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, Lucca (287, 288); the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri (61-60); and the Richard Feigen collection in New York

Starnina (Gherardo di Jacopo di Neri), Italian (born Gaville, active Florence, Valencia, Toledo and Empoli) documented 1387-1409; died 1413

Made in Italy, Europe

1404-1405 or 1408

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain

40 7/16 x 35 5/8 inches (102.7 x 90.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 311, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 13

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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