This 'Madonna with Child' by Sano di Pietro (1405-1481) retains it's original frame carved in one with the panel. The molding is proportionally rather deep for the scale of the painting. The altarnating blue and gilt blocks of the dentil that encircle the Virgin and Child like a halo of stars are duo to the intervention of the restorer/faker Icilio Federico Joni, who described this panel and it's companion in his biography of 1936. An identical roundel framed the 'Stigmatization of Saint Francis' by Sano di Pietro, also owned by Giulio Grisaldi del Taia and then F. Mason Perkins in the early twentieth century. The companion roundel has since disappeared.
Country Niue Year 2013 Face Value 2 Dollars Metal Silver Fineness 999/1000 Weight 1 Oz 31,1 g Size 40 mm Mintage 999 Quality Gilded Certificate COA Yes Presentation Case Yes