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This small panel was probably made for private devotion. In the upper portion appears the Crucifixion, with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene. Over the crucifix is set a pelican, symbolic of Christ's sacrifice. In the lower portion is a lamentation over the body of Christ. Taddeo Gaddi was a pupil and collaborator of Giotto and one of the most influential painters of fourteenth-century Florence.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
tempera & gilding on panel
H 52.4 x W 26.7 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1959