The Trinity

Inv. Pc 102

This painting that dates from about 1400, was probably the central panel of a polyptych. This iconography of the the Trinity – the Father supporting Christ’s cross and, between the two, the Holy Spirit disguised as a dove – is frequently used from the late Middle Ages.

The smaller figures depicted in the lower part are the commissioner (identified with a rich merchant from Prato, Francesco Datini) and his family. The artist, Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, whose career was rather intense, after almost a century revisits some Giotto’s schemes.