The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Oil on canvas
Church of San Moisè, Venice

Wearing a small crown, St. Helena kneels in the foreground, to the left of the man who has been cured by the Cross. The figures in Franciscan habits on the upper left are St. Bernardino (holding a sunburst "IHS" standard) and St. Anthony of Padua (lily, beardless face, full circle of hair around the tonsure). St. Anthony Abbot, identified by the light brown tau on his black habit, stands below them and above Helena's left shoulder.

Detail of St. Bernard and St. Anthony of Padua. Note their attributes: Bernard's "IHS' standard and Anthony's lily stalk.

Detail of St. Anthony Abbot and St. Helena. Note the red "tau" on Anthony's shoulder. As the Queen Mother, Helena wears a crown and an ermine mantle.

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