Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius

Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) Italian

Not on view

The picture dates about 1500 and is painted in the harsh style Botticelli evolved during the years Florence was under the sway of the reforming preacher Savonarola. It belongs to a series of four panels illustrating the life of the fifth-century bishop of Florence, all of which are notable for their architectural settings. At left, Zenobius meets a funeral procession and restores a dead youth to life. At center, he raises a man who was killed while bringing relics (in the casket) from Saint Ambrose. At right, Saint Eugenius receives water and salt blessed by Zenobius and then hastens across the square to revive a dead relative.

Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius, Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) (Italian, Florence 1444/45–1510 Florence), Tempera on wood

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