This leaf came from an Antiphoner made for the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena c. 1460-1477. The initial D belonged to the office of Matins for the second Sunday after Epiphany. The Last Judgement was created by Sano di Pietro, who worked as both panel painter and illuminator. It reveals the continuous reuse of motifs that the artist made across the two media throughout his long and successful career. The figure of Christ echoes that in the pinnacle of the Gesuati altarpiece, Sano di Pietro’s earliest securely dated work, commissioned for the Gesuati’s enlarged church of San Girolamo near the Porta Peruzzini, and completed and signed by the artist in 1444 (Siena, Pinacoteca Nazionale, inv. 246).
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