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Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata  1420

by Lorenzo Monaco

Through his self-imposed life of poverty, Saint Francis was among the most revered saints in medieval Europe. This panel represents the moment when Francis – identifying with Christ – received the wounds (stigmata) that Jesus suffered during crucifixion. The panel was originally the left wing of a triptych, with The Crucifixion at centre and the Death of Saint Francis on t...
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