Further reading and links
Duccio: The Maesta - Luciano Bellosi
(Thames and Huson, O.P.)
Good sized reproductions of each element. Probably the sort of book
that no longer sells in the age of the internet which is probably why it
is out of print, , but it had a useful introduction.
Sienese painting - Timothy Hyman (Thames and Hudson)
The Nativity, The Passion, the Resurrection - Geza Vermes (All in
one volume, Penguin Books)
Invaluable in sorting out the various versions of the gospels and
explaining the historical background to the events.
Mother of God - a history of the Virgin Mary - Miri Rubin. (Allen
Duccio's complete works on-line.
The web's finest art
resource, with an excellent study of the Maesta.