Predella of St. Helena: The Dead Man Resuscitated

Predella of the Polyptych of the Madonna and Child
Ducal Palace, Urbino, Italy

The dead man kneels on the True Cross before Judas/Cyriacus, on whose left is St. Helena. Behind the man is the bed on which he had lain dead. Above, the devil is flying away: this artist's way of referencing his speech in the Legend, "Judas, what hast thou done? Thou hast done the contrary that the other Judas did, for by him I have won many souls, and by thee I shall lose many."

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