Giovanni di Paolo, Madonna and Child with Saints

Tempera on wood, gold ground
Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of Michael Friedsam, 32.100.76.

Left of the Virgin are St. Augustine and a saint who is most likely Monica, his mother. On the right are St. John the Baptist (tunic of animal hair) and St. Nicholas of Tolentino (sunburst with child's face, black Augustinian habit).

According to the museum, this work "was painted to decorate a chapel in a church belonging to the Augustinian order, possibly in Cortona."

More of St. Monica
More of St. Augustine
More of the Virgin Enthroned
More of St. John the Baptist
More of St. Nicholas of Tolentino

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.