Saint Nicholas with the Three Boys in the Pickling Tub

South Netherlandish, circa 1500
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16.32.193. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Unusually, the saint is shown with a mitre on his head. Dressed for the liturgy, he sits in his episcopal chair with crozier in hand and blesses the viewer. The boys in the tub, a familiar attribute of this saint, reference a tale in which he brought them back to life after an innkeeper had cut them up.

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