Predella of St. Helena: The Jews Are Summoned

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

St. Helena convenes an assembly of the Jewish "wise men" of Jerusalem and demands the location of the True Cross. The Jew in the foreground wearing the red mantle is Judas, who will eventually reveal where the Cross can be found. Later he will become a Christian saint, but even in this initial episode he is pictured with a halo.

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