Pietro Lorenzetti ca. 1280 – 1348

Entry into Jerusalem

fresco — c. 1320 Museum Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, Assisi

This work is linked to Luke 19:37

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Seated on a she-ass Jesus is welcomed to Jerusalem. One man spreads his robe on the road, a sign of respect. Among the townsmen are a number of scribes; one of them holds a goose feather pen.

The buildings in the background are presumably from Siena: a campanile, baptistery and the town hall. Lorenzetti was born and died in Siena.

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