Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni
The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints: Detail, saints on the left

Tempera and gold leaf on panel
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

In the front row are, left to right, St. Michael with sword in hand and a green dragon representing Satan at his feet, St. Benedict holding his Rule and the bundle of sticks that is his attribute, and St. John the Baptist, wearing a camel skin under his cloak. The latter is the patron saint of Florence, where this work was painted.

Behind them are two bishops wearing mitres. The one on the left is identified as St. Ambrose by the inscription on his halo. He holds a copy of his writings. The inscription on the other bishop's halo identifies him as St. Zenobius, a 4th century bishop of Florence.

Behind St. Ambrose are St. Margaret, holding the cross that is her attribute, and St. Stephen, with a rock on his head and a red-cross banner. Behind them St. Apollonia holds her attribute, a tooth extractor.

Behind St. Zenobius are three saints identified specifically as Apostles by the inscriptions on their halos: James the Greater, Peter, and Andrew. Their position behind Zenobius could serve as a claim for the antiquity of the Florentine church. James the Greater is the one in the pink cloak, holding the pilgrim's staff that is one of his attributes. At his right shoulder is St. Peter with his keys. In the far back, St. Andrew holds the cross on which he was martyred.

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