Thursday, December 20, 2007


Adoration of the Magi - by Gentile Da Fabriano, 1423, Uffizi, Florence
The far right predella, Presentation in the Temple is a copy the original hangs in the Louvre.

Pedestal of an altarpiece, usually decorated with small narrative scenes.

Gentile Da Fabriano's Adoration of the Magi or the Strozzi Altarpiece has a predella, it is the lower area of the painting depicting 3 scenes from left to right are: The Nativity, the Flight into Egypt, and the Presentation in the Temple. (Frederick Hartt)

Apologies for the poor quality photograph! Credit: Frederick Hartt

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