Of the fifteenth-century Lombard works collected in the Sala dei
Ducali of the Museum, the most valuable piece is the polychrome terracotta from
the Charterhouse of Pavia which depicts the Madonna
with Child, Saint Catherine of Siena and Carthusian prior. The
characteristics of late-Gothic linearism in the simplification of volumes and
full forms are evident. The tablet is one of the first works by Giovanni
Antonio Amadeo, a sculptor active at that time in the Charterhouse of Pavia.