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

Life of St Benedict, Scene 32: Benedict Appears in the Dreams of Two Monks

Abbazia, Monteoliveto Maggiore

Scene 32 of the cycle on the life of St Benedict depicts as Benedict appears in the dreams of two distant monks and gives them the plan for a new monastery.

Some scenes of the cycle depicts the range of tasks that had to be accomplished to maintain the monastery's self-sufficiency. Among these are the erection of churches and other buildings in accordance with the founder's precepts (e.g. Scenes 11, 32).

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