Pentecost

The Virgin and the twelve Apostles are shown with hands joined in prayer. They receive the Holy Spirit, which is shown descending as a Dove (Acts of the Apostles 1).

This is thought to be one panel of a composite picture, which perhaps included an Ascension (in the Capitoline Museum, Rome).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1361 - 1386
Full title
Pentecost
Date made
1377 (?)
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
Dimensions
54.4 x 50.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1895
Inventory number
NG1437
Location in Gallery