Unknown German Master
St. Elizabeth Clothes the Poor and Tends the Sick
Tempera on pine, 123.4 x 49.2 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
In both panels the man receiving St. Elizabeth's charity has a crossed halo, which is used only to designate Christ. This is an allusion to Matthew 25:34:
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee? And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
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Source: Web Gallery of Art