St. Martin and the Beggar

Varennes-Jancy, France, 1220-30
Stained glass
Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris

This is the most common type of image of St. Martin. On his horse, he slices his cloak in two to share with the (in this case almost-) naked beggar. The inscription in the upper left corner reads SANCTUS MARTINVS, "Saint Martin."

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