Giovanni dall'Orto, frescoed by Aurelio Luini
St. Maurus

Second half of 16th century
Church of San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy

The saint wears an elaborate cope over his simple Benedictine habit. The mitre at his feet and crozier in his hand are emblems of his status as abbot. Portraits traditionally show him with a book. These generalized identifiers are supplemented by the inscription on the pedestal: maurus abbas, "Maurus the Abbot."

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