Virtually explore the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo with Smarthistory as your guide
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Many, many panels made up this massive altarpiece. Dedicated to Mary, it stood in the crossing of Siena Cathedral.
Pietro Lorenzetti, Birth of the Virgin
Take a peek into a 14th-century household! This painting transplants a biblical story into a busy Sienese bedroom.
Donatello, Mary Magdalene
This difficult sculpture is an exercise in contrasts: frailty and power, pure spirituality and anatomical accuracy.