Mario di Laurito, Disputation of Saint Thomas

First half of the 16th century
Galleria Regionale, Palermo, Sicily.

The saint sits enthroned on a platform inscribed DOCTOR VERITATIS, "Teacher of Truth." His hand gesture signifies that he is preaching to the assembled pope and cardinals (on the left) and scholars (on the right). Beneath the throne an Arab philosopher lies vanquished.

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