SODOMA, Il
(b. 1477, Vercelli, d. 1549, Siena)

Life of St Benedict, Scene 3: Benedict Repairs a Broken Colander through Prayer

1505-08
Fresco
Abbazia, Monteoliveto Maggiore

Scene 3 of the cycle on the life of St Benedict depicts Benedict repairing a broken colander through prayer.

The painter made certain he would be forever associated with the cycle by including the prominent self-portrait in the scene of the colander miracle.