Pennnacchi, Pier Maria (attrib.)

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. The ꝐṪA after Simeon's name is an abbreviation incorrectly designating Simeon as a propheta, "prophet." It is common to picture him with an unusually long beard.

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 images of Simeon.

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