Duccio's Maesta

Rear view - Predella
Incidents in the life 
of Christ.

4:The calling of Peter and Andrew

National Gallery of Art, Washington

   In John's gospel, the calling of Peter (or Simon, as he was at that point) does not take place in a boat. In Luke, Christ is in the boat with Simon, and Andrew is not involved. So Duccio's version is based on that of Mark and Matthew.

    And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
 (Matthew 4 v 18 - 20)

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