Carlo Saraceni, Paradise: Detail, the Trinity

Late 16th century
Oil on copper
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971.93

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit surround a globe representing the cosmos. At their feet are the four symbols of the Evangelists derived from Revelation 4:6-8 – St. Mark's lion, St. Matthew's creature with "the face, as it were, of a man," the eagle of St. John, and the ox of St. Luke.

At far left and far right, respectively, the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist intercede for souls in an adaptation of the Deësis.

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Photographed at the site by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.