Saints Giusto and Clemente Praying for Deliverance from the Vandals
Predella panel of an altarpiece from Santi Giusto e Clemente, Faltignano, now in the Museo Diocesano, Prato; companion to a panel in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 24), and a panel in the National Gallery, London (3648)
Master of the Castello Nativity, Italian (active Florence), active mid- 15th century
Giusto and Clemente were the patron saints of the Tuscan town of Volterra, which they were said to have saved, through miracles and prayer, from invading barbarians in about 455. The saints were also revered in other Tuscan towns. This panel comes from a parish church near Prato.
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