Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The Credo of the Siena Cathedral Sacristy (1411–1412)

The full text article is not available.

The Sacristy of the Duomo of Siena (1408–1413) was one of the major civic projects undertaken during the years following the fall of the Visconti. The nine extant panels of the Credo cycle, generally attributed to Benedetto di Bindo, are recognized as lucid, visionary icons of belief. This essay draws attention to certain previously unknown documentary indications of the likely setting, date, and authorship of the cycle, and proposes some explanations for the choice of its unusual subject. It is clear that Benedetto di Bindo worked in close collaboration, from 1411, with Giusa di Fruosino, and the panels' decorative emphasis on the Nicaean Creed relates to Siena's attitude to heresy and papal authority. Sassetta's later work, especially his Arte della Lana altarpiece (1423–1426), is indebted to the work of this preceding generation.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Bindo, Benedetto di; Cathedrals; Fruosino, Giusa di; Italy (Siena); Painting; Patronage

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1998

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more