St. Privatus Presents Guillaume Durand to the Madonna and Child and St. Dominic
Above the tomb of Guillaume Durand
Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
St. Privatus was an early bishop of Mende, in southern Gaul. He is the man seen here in the green chasuble. A part of the label identifying him can be seen at the far left. The small figure he presents to the Virgin is Guillaume Durand, bishop of Mende from 1285 to 1296. St. Dominic is on the right, identified by one of his emblems, the star to the left of his right shoulder. His presence in the image is explained by the fact that the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is operated by the Dominicans.
The figuring of the Madonna and Child is an adaptation of the Virgin Hodegetria type, which however does not usually involve a throne.
More of the Virgin Hodegetria
More of St. Privatus
More of St. Dominic
Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.