The Rood Screen at Venice's "Frari" Church: Detail, The Prophet Elijah


Like the other panels, this one uses a banderole to identify the figure. The ꝒP in the banderole is an abbreviation for "Propheta." Elijah's role in prophesying against idolatry and giving witness to God's concern for the poor is recounted in I Kings, chapters 17-19.

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