GADDI, Agnolo
(active 1369-96 in Florence)

Emperor Heraclius Enters Jerusalem with the True Cross

Chancel Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence

Emperor Heraclius is heading in triumph to Jerusalem with the Cross. Upon his arrival, however, the city gate closes itself up before him, and an angel indicates that the Emperor must enter the city not on horseback but rather - in remembrance of Christ - in a humble manner