Bernardo Daddi, Predella of the Invention of St. Stephen

1345, Tempera and gold on panel, Pinacoteca Vaticana. These eight panels closely follow the narrative in the Golden Legend #112, The Invention of St. Stephen.


Stephen is stoned to death in Jerusalem. Saul stands by with the coats. (View full resolution.)

Gamaliel appears to Lucian and tells him Stephen's body should be taken to a more worthy place. (View full resolution.)

Lucian takes the message to Bishop John of Jerusalem. (View full resolution.)

Bishop John has the bodies of Stephen and the other martyrs dug up. (View full resolution.)

Stephen's body is translated to Constantinople. (View full resolution.)

The second translation, from Jerusalem to Rome. (View full resolution.)

Stephen is laid to rest beside St. Lawrence. (View full resolution.)

Pilgrims pray at the sepulcher of Stephen and Lawrence in Rome. (View full resolution.)

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Photographed at the Pinacoteca Vaticana by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license