The Master of Cabanyes (or his workshop)
Early 16th century
Painted panel, from the Altarpiece of St. Martin
Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris
St. Martin cuts off half his cloak to help a poor beggar keep warm. In the legend the man was naked. Most images have him half-dressed, but here he has both a top and a pair of cut-off drawers. His halo reminds the viewer that in the legend he turned out to be Christ.
Read about St. Martin of Tours.
Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.