Two Haloed Mourners

A fragment from the 'Burial of Saint John the Baptist', one of six scenes from Saint John's life which formerly decorated the chapel of Vanni Manetti in the Carmine, Florence.

Only detached fragments of the frescoes exist in various collections. They may date from soon after 1387.

Key facts

Artist dates
born 1345-52; died 1410
Full title
Two Haloed Mourners: Fragment from the 'Burial of Saint John the Baptist'
Date made
about 1387-91
Medium and support
51.3 x 51.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1856
Inventory number
Location in Gallery