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Madonna of the Earthquake reproduction on paper...

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Madonna of the Earthquake reproduction on paper applied on panel 36.5x26.5 cm Illustration of the Biccherna tablet by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Siena 1439 - 1501). The episode described was traced back to the violent earthquakes that struck the Sienese territory in the years 1466-1467, as recalled by the inscription AL TENPO DE TREMUOTI written on the clear sky surrounding the Sienese landscape. At the top center the Virgin is depicted, surrounded by six angels, portrayed with her arms open as a sign of protection towards the city of Siena depicted in the register below. You can see the city with its walls, the bell towers of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Mangia tower and the zebra-striped Cathedral and in the foreground the tents set up outside the urban fabric. Below is painted a horizontal band with eight coats of arms of the families of the officers in office, also mentioned in the inscription on the lower part of the panel. Two other coats of arms are inserted on the sides of the inscription