The painting comes probably from the workshop of Berlinghieri and it is dated variously to the second half of the 13th century.
Флоренция: гал. Уффици
Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi
БР и Младенец с архангелом Михаилом и святыми
Virgin and Child with archangel Michael and saints
The painting represents one of the earliest surviving examples of the 'Eleusa' Virgin, the 'Affectionate Mother',
an iconographic model that was first used for portable household altars although it subsequently became increasingly popular and widespread until the end of the 14th century,
being well suited to the emotional tendency expressed by Gothic art.
Bonaventura Berlinghieri instils a liveliness into the figures and objects with a refined, almost miniaturist technique.
There is, however, a clear reference to Byzantine models which allow the artist to express his lyrical mysticism.