(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Battle of Ostia1514-15
Fresco, width at base 770 cm
Stanza dell'Incendio di Borgo, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
In AD 849 the Arab fleet attacked the papal forces, but was destroyed by a storm. On the left, Leo IV, in the figure of Leo X, can be seen giving thanks. The scene is probably a reference to Leo's intentions to mount a crusade against the Turks. The fresco is the work of workshop assistants.