The altarpiece would have been transported in separate units: its , main tier, pilasters and pinnacles would be assembled on the spot.
The men would also have brought with them dowels, iron devices, nails and tools for the carpenter (in all likelihood the one responsible for constructing the altarpiece’s frame back in Siena) to install the painted structure on the high altar.
"One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35," Ms. "It's not what I signed up for." The women have banded together to start an unofficial support group called Dating A Banker Anonymous, which meets once or twice a week in New York for brunch or drinks.In Borgo San Sepolcro the climate was ripe for a local cult such as that of the Blessed Ranieri.The founding of a Franciscan convent with its church, the emergence of other confraternities as a focus for lay devotion and charity and the winning of self-government by the secular elite made that new saints were required: holy men and women who were local, therefore approachable, unburdened by high ecclesiastical office, contemporary, and who would be role models for the people. Detached fresco from the church of San Francesco by a local anonymous artist depicting Saint Anthony Abbot, Madonna Lactans, Christ enthroned and a Franciscan Saint presenting a female donor figure, late 14th century, 215×263 cm, Museo Civico, Sansepolcro.The townspeople would have flocked to the church to see the new altarpiece.
It had come from afar: the more usual practice was to erect structures on altars to be painted , but on this occasion the first time the people of Borgo laid eyes on Sassetta’s majestic polyptych was in its finished and mounted form on the altar.The renowned Sienese painter Stefano di Giovanni (ca.