BOTTICELLI, Sandro
(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Three Temptations of Christ (detail)

1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

Christ's threefold temptation by the Devil, as described in the Gospel according to Matthew, can be seen in the background of the picture, with the devil disguised as a hermit. At top left, up on the mountain, he is challenging Christ to turn stones into bread.