Pennnacchi, Pier Maria (attrib.)
Hananiah

Late 15th / early 16th century
Painted panel
Ceiling, Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Venice, Italy

This is one of several dozen painted panels in the church's coffered ceiling. Hananiah was the Jewish name of a man known as Sidrac (KJV "Shadrach") in the Babylonian court. He was one of the three men whom Nebuchadnezzar ordered cast into the fiery furnace.

According to the church's guide book, "The attribution of the painting cycle to Pier Maria Pennacchi (c. 1464-1515) seems to have been a generic label applied long after the diverse figures were painted."

Read more about Sidrac, Misach, and Abednego.

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