(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)
Christ and the Doubting Thomas1477-82
Fresco, 238 x 200 cm
Basilica of Santa Casa, Loreto
The last opening, centred on the right as one enters, presents another familiar event, but one that in its composition repeats the pairings of the apostles, for it presents two figures side by side. In this case it is Christ and the apostle Thomas, who places his hand against the wound in Christ's side to assure himself that this is the resurrected Christ.