All Saints

Object Details

Title:

All Saints

Artist/Maker(s):

Guglielmo Giraldi (Italian, active 1445 - 1489)

Culture:

Italian

Date:

about 1469

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

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An assembly of richly robed saints introduces prayers addressed to the congregation of all the saints. The group includes Saint Peter with a book and the key to the Church, Saint Paul with a book and a sword, and a virgin martyr with a palm leaf, the symbol of victory over death.