Giottino jōt-tē´nō [key], early Florentine painter of the school of Giotto. He is supposed to have lived in the first half of the 14th cent. and has been variously identified as Giotto di Stefano, Tommaso di Stefano, and Maso di Banco. It is possible that the work of more than one man has been associated with this name. He has been credited with frescoes in Santa Croce, Florence, and in the Lower Church of St. Francis in Assisi. Also attributed to him is a fine Pietà in the Uffizi.

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