Benozzo Gozzoli
St. Anthony of Padua

1450s
Panel
Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome

The now familiar iconography by which the Christ Child appears to St. Anthony had not yet taken root when this panel was painted. Instead, we see him with a flaming heart. The inscription identifies the saint as sanctus antonius ulixbonensis, "St. Anthony of Lisbon." He was born in Lisbon but died in Padua.

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