Lorenzo Veneziano
St. Nicholas

Mid-14th century
Accademia Gallery, Venice

As in most images a bearded and bare-headed St. Nicholas wears a chasuble and alb, but he does have not his usual crozier. The white band over his shoulders is his pallium, which one legend said he had been forbidden to wear by the Council of Nicea. The pallium identifies the figure as a bishop, and his bare head indicates he is Nicholas, the one bishop saint who is portrayed without a mitre.

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