The Ascension of Christ

Circa 1300
Church of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy

Christ is seen in profile, a vestige of the old iconography in which he strode up a mountain to Heaven. In similar images we often see the Father's hand reaching down as Christ reaches up, but here the Divine Trinity is represented by three concentric circles.

The scene below, much damaged, is of the angel's announcement to the three women who came to the tomb.

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