Santa Trinita Maestà
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|Type||Tempera on panel|
|Dimensions||385 cm × 223 cm (152 in × 88 in)|
|Location||Uffizi Gallery, Florence|
The Santa Trinita Maestà (Italian: Maestà di Santa Trinita) is a painting by the Italian medieval artist Cimabue, dating to c. 1280-1290. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, central Italy.
According to Renaissance art historian Giorgio Vasari, the work had been commissioned by the Vallumbrosan monks for the high altar of the church of Santa Trinita. Once the Renaissance art developed in Florence, it was replaced with a Trinity by Alesso Baldovinetti (1471), and moved into a side chapel of the same church, and, later, the monastery infirmary.
Vasari assigned it to Cimabue, and this has been confirmed by most modern scholars, although the dating remains disputed. Also the commissioning by the Vallumbrusans, of which no traces exist, has been put in discussion.
- __ (2003). Galleria degli Uffizi. Rome: Scala. p. 21.
- Battisti, Eugenio (1963). Cimabue. Milan: Istituto Editoriale Italiano.