The Shield of St. Francis

Oil paint on panel
Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The shield as painted here is a stylization of a traditional "crossed arms" symbol of St. Francis. As usual, Christ's bare arm crosses over Francis's  sleeved one, with the cross as background.

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