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The Battle between Christians and Moors at El Sotillo  1639

by Francisco de Zurbarán

In 1370 the Spanish forces were saved from a night ambush when a miraculous light revealed the hidden Moorish troops. This picture depicting the miraculous event was painted for the apse of the Carthusian monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Defensión in Jerez de la Frontera. It formed part of a large, three-tiered altarpiece which comprised fourteen paintings and additional ...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art