Presentation Scene with Saint Peter Martyr and Three Donors

Artist: Giovanni di Balduccio (Italian, active 1318–49)

Date: ca. 1340

Geography: Made in Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Culture: Italian

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: Overall: 31 1/2 x 33 7/8 x 5 11/16in. (80 x 86 x 14.5cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Stone

Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 2001

Accession Number: 2001.221


This relief, with the standing image of the Dominican St. Peter Martyr (d. 1252) and three kneeling donors, is one of three marble panels to survive from a tomb in the Milanese church of Sant'Eustorgio. This panel was originally on the right of a central panel depicting the Enthroned Virgin and Child between two angels (Castello Sforzesco, Milan). Another relief showing St. John the Baptist and four kneeling donors, in a composition that mirrors this panel (Sant'Eustorgio, Milan), would have originally appeared on the left side.