June 9, 2018
Today in 1311 Duccio di Buoninsegna’s (c.1260-1319) Maestà altarpiece was installed in Siena Cathedral; the city of Siena commissioned the altarpiece in 1308.

May 7, 2018
On 7 May 1337 goldsmith Ugolino di Vieri received the first payment for his masterpiece, the reliquary of the Santo Corporale of Bolsena.

December 25, 2016
As foretold in Isaiah’s prophesy about the Messiah (Isaiah 1:3) and recounted in the Gospels, Christ’s life on earth began in a stable in Bethlehem.

September 24, 2016
The Virgin of Mercy (Madonna della Misericordia) is a Marian devotional image type recognizable by its portrayal of Mary protecting those in need and devotees under her blue mantle (cloak).

July 3, 2013
Duccio, The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew , 1308/11, Tempera on panel, 43.5 x 46 cm (17 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.

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