Luca Signorelli and Workshop
The Assumption of the Virgin with Saints Michael and Benedict
Oil and gold on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 29.164. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1929
St. Benedict has the bald pate and clavicle-length forked white beard that is common in paintings of this era, and is further identified by the bundle of rods, one of his attributes.
Usually the saint's habit is black. According to the museum's description page this painting was made for a church of the Olivetan Order. Olivetans follow the Rule of St. Benedict but wear white habits.
More of the Assumption
More of St. Michael
More of St. Benedict
Photographed at the Metropolitan by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.