GOZZOLI, Benozzo
(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)

St Monica (on the pillar)

1464-65
Fresco
Apsidal chapel, Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

St Monica, the mother of St Augustine, is in contrast to customary iconography holding a book instead of a rosary. This may be a reference to her son's eagerness to study, for he learnt about the Christian faith from his mother.




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