Saints Lucy and Agnes

The elegant figures of Saints Lucy and Agnes can be identified by their attributes. Lucy holds a dagger in her left hand, a symbol of her martyrdom, and in her right she holds a bowl with her two eyes, which, according to legend, she plucked out but which were miraculously restored. Agnes is depicted holding […]

Bishop Saint and Saint Francis of Assisi

The bishop in this panel is unidentifiable, but St. Francis is distinguished by his simple brown habit and the stigmata, or marks of the five wounds of Christ’s crucifixion, which St. Francis is documented as receiving in 1224. Based on the presence of St. Francis here and St. Lucy in the related painting, a possible […]