Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers

12th-13th century
Cathedral of the Assuption, Monreale, Sicily

This panel of the mosaics is based on Luke 17:12-19. Ten lepers asked to be healed and Jesus granted their wish, but only one thanked him. The Latin inscription may be translated, "And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers [from verse 12] … And when He saw them, He said unto them, 'Go, show yourselves unto the priests'" [from verse 14].

The ten lepers are on the right and four of the apostles are on the left. The apostle with the short, square beard is most likely St. Peter: compare this portrait of Peter elsewhere in the cathedral.

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