The Ascension with Saints

Carved lintel
Franciscan Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia

On the left St. Francis of Assisi receives the stigmata. The saint on the right is not dressed as a Franciscan. He appears to be keeping a monastery from falling down. In the Golden Legend both St. Benedict and St. Dominic are said to have revived brothers who were hit when monastery walls fell in, but neither is said to have preserved or repaired the walls.

The central scene is a typical medieval Ascension. Christ sits enthroned in a mandorla that angels are lifting heavenward, blessing the viewer with both hands. The Virgin Mary stands directly below, flanked by twelve apostles, all of them looking up to Christ.

Strictly speaking, there should be eleven apostles. In Acts 1, Matthias is not chosen as Judas's replacement until after the Ascension.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.