Triptych: Madonna with Saints and Christ Blessing (Center); The Nativity and the Annunciate Angel (Left Wing); Crucifixion and the Virgin Annunciate (Right Wing)
Maso di Banco
This folding triptych (a painting on three panels) is filled with multiple figures and scenes meant to inspire devotion and reflection. Because the Virgin appears four times, and Catherine of Alexandria (right) and Mary Magdalene (left) are prominently featured on either side of her in the central image, this triptych may have been of a type primarily intended for use by women at home, perhaps bought or commissioned by husbands to encourage their wives’ virtuous behavior.
Tempera and tooled gold on poplar panel in original engaged frame
Center panel: 30 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. (76.5 x 29.8 cm)
Wings: 17 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. (45.1 x 13 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mary Babbott Ladd, Lydia Babbott Stokes, and Frank L. Babbott, Jr. in memory of their father Frank L. Babbott
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Maso di Banco (Italian, Florentine School, 1341-1346). Triptych: Madonna with Saints and Christ Blessing (Center); The Nativity and the Annunciate Angel (Left Wing); Crucifixion and the Virgin Annunciate (Right Wing), ca. 1336. Tempera and tooled gold on poplar panel in original engaged frame, Center panel: 30 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. (76.5 x 29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Babbott Ladd, Lydia Babbott Stokes, and Frank L. Babbott, Jr. in memory of their father Frank L. Babbott, 34.838 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.838_SL3.jpg)
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Center panel: Virgin and Child with Twenty Saints
Center pinnacle: God the Father
Light wing: Angel Annunciate; The Annunciation to the Shepherds; The Nativity
Right wing: Virgin Annunciate; Crucifixion
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