Episodes from the Life of Saint Zenobius

Botticelli, Sandro (c. 1445-1510) | Painter


Almost like a comic, this panel relates several incidents in a story simultaneously. It belongs to a cycle depicting some of the miracles of Zenobius, the first bishop of Florence. It was created as a frieze for a private palazzo in Florence. A boy is fatally injured by a cart. His parents take him to the deacon of St Zenobius, who is able to resurrect him thanks to his Christian faith. On the right St Zenobius can be seen blessing many people on his deathbed.

Material & Technique
Tempera on poplar panel
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1500
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 9