(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Battle at Pons Milvius (detail)1520-24
Sala di Constantino, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
The picture shows the central group in the painting.
In the sky above the actors accompanying angels aid Constantine's attack. Clouds directly to their right form a lion leaping forward to the right, an allusion to Leo X's name. The heavens declare Constantine's victory to be a "leonine" success.