Duccio di Buoninsegna ca. 1255 – 1319

King Solomon (Maestà)

tempera on panel (42 × 16 cm) — 1308-11 Museum Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena

Duccio di Buoninsegna biography

This work is linked to Psalms 72:10

The text on the scroll is from psalm 72. That is why the figure is thought to be king Solomon.

This panel was part of the front predella of Duccio's Maestà. Among the other images there, were portraits of five other prophets.

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