The Predella of the Holy Ghost: Detail, Saint Blaise

The crozier, the shape of the mitre, and the white alb and red chasuble are all common elements in images of Roman-rite bishops, as is the benediction gesture. But in other respects the image follows Orthodox iconography. The white fabric with black crosses that drapes over the saint's shoulders and arm is a rather slender version of the omophorion that traditionally designates bishop saints in the East. So is the figured embroidery on the stole, the rectangular piece hanging between the alb and chasuble. And, of course, the inscription is in Greek. (O AGEOS BLASIOS, means "Saint Blaise.")

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Photographed at the Franciscan Museum, Dubrovnik by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.