Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Madonna and Child with St. Nicholas, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter and St. Benedict (detail) Badia Polyptych

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Saint Nicolas suffered much for his faith until the accession of Emperor Constantine and the proclamation of Christianity as the official Imperial religion. His charisma and zealous assault on the Arian heresy made him an exceptional figure. Two episodes from his rich legend stand out: his giving a dowry to three virgins, thus he saved them from a dishonorable fate of prostitutes, and resurrection of three children (or students, or soldiers) chopped into pieces and thrown into a brine tab by an innkeeper, who wanted to serve them as a meat meal to his guests.

Keywords

Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0181

Madonna and Child with St. Nicholas, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter and St. Benedict (detail) Badia Polyptych

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