Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius

This painting and 'Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius' are from a series illustrating the life of the 5th-century bishop Zenobius, one of Florence's patron saints, perhaps made as domestic decorations for a patrician family (two other panels from the series survive).

The panels illustrate episodes from Fra Clemente Mazza's 'Life of Saint Zenobius', first printed in 1487.

From left to right: the saint exorcises devils from two youths posssessed as a result of their mother's curse; he resurrects a dead boy, here lying in the lap of his wailing mother; and he restores the sight of a blind pagan who had promised to convert to Christianity.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1445 - 1510
Full title
Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius
Date made
about 1500
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
64.8 x 139.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Spalliera Panels

Sandro Botticelli
about 1500
Sandro Botticelli: 'Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius'