Duccio di Buoninsegna ca. 1255 – 1319

Peter Denying Christ (Maestà)

tempera on panel (50 × 53 cm) — 1308-11 Museum Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena

Duccio di Buoninsegna biography

This work is linked to Matthew 26:69

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In the room at the end of the stairs, Jesus is being interrogated by the High Priest. Outside a few men wait, warming themselves by a fire. One of them is Peter. A passing woman says "You were with Jesus of Galilee!". Peter denies, fearing that he might be arrested too. It is the first of the three denials Jesus predicted.

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