One of the predella panels for the high altarpiece of S. Giusto alle Mura, just outside Florence, probably painted in 1479.

In answer to the prayers of Saints Justus and Clement the granaries of Volterra, then besieged by Vandals, were miraculously replenished. The bread was placed on the ground outside the city, which so astonished the Vandals that they left. The two saints are shown at the city gates dispensing bread.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1449 - 1494
Full title
A Legend of Saints Justus and Clement of Volterra
Date made
probably 1479
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
14 x 39.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
NG2902
Location in Gallery