Guariento di Arpo, Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece

Padua, 1344
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

As is common in this period, the angel of the Annunciation in the upper register is separated from the Virgin. Her crossed-arms gesture is repeated in the central image of the coronation. Her bright blue mantle is also repeated in all the panels' representations of her and of Jesus.

I have prepared detail photographs and commentaries on the following parts of the altarpiece (left to right, top to bottom):

The altarpiece is discussed in Norman, 211-12. She notes that the frame is from the 19th century and that the original altarpiece may have been larger and organized differently:

John White's hypothetical arrangement of the panels left and right of the Coronation image: Known images on white background, hypothesized images in parentheses.)

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