PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
(b. 1416, Borgo San Sepolcro, d. 1492, Borgo San Sepolcro)

8. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (detail)

1452-66
Fresco
San Francesco, Arezzo

Standards made of a light-weight material stand out against the morning sky. The rampant lion is followed by the large, white Cross on a red field, emblem of the faith of the Christian soldiers.




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