Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels Artist: Master of Varlungo (Florence, active last quarter 13th century)

ca. 1285–90

European Art

Not on view

Tempera and gold on panel


overall, including modern engaged frame: 31 7/8 × 17 1/16 in. (81 × 43.3 cm)
original panel: 30 3/16 × 15 15/16 in. (76.7 × 40.5 cm)
picture surface: 29 × 14 5/16 in. (73.6 × 36.3 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896

Accession Number



13th century


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Art market, Florence; Maitland Fuller Griggs (1872–1943), New York, by 1927; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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religious art

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