Benozzo Gozzoli (1420-97), Totila Before St. Benedict

Tempera on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15.106.4, Rogers Fund, 1915

This episode is recounted in Gregory the Great's Dialogues (II, xiv) and in the Golden Legend, where the king's name is given as Attila.

The painting is one of a set of four panels in the museum. The others are St. Zenobius Resuscitating a Dead Child, St. Peter and Simon Magus, and The Conversion of St. Paul.

More of St. Benedict

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