Guariento di Arpo
Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece: Detail, St. Nicholas
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
This portrait is notable for what it does not have. Most images of St. Nicholas in this period identify him either by three gold balls or by several boys in a tub, but Arpo simply puts his name, S nicolaus, to the left of the portrait.
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.