Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

Panel from an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz (129); the Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany (110, 111); and a private collection

Piermatteo Lauro de' Manfredi da Amelia (Master of the Gardner Annunciation), Italian (active central Italy), documented 1467 - 1503

Made in Italy, Europe


Tempera and tooled gold on panel

47 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (120.6 x 41.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 140

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The star on Saint Nicholas's breast refers to the star that guided him to the city of Tolentino in eastern Italy. This is where the saint lived and is said to have worked many miracles.