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Veneto-Cretan Icon of St Francis of Assisi
Veneto-Cretan St Francis


 
Veneto-Cretan Icon, 16/17th century of St Francis
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Veneto-Cretan, 16/17th century Icon of St Francis of Assisi.
Features
Veneto-Cretan, 16/17th century Icon of St Francis of Assisi. This image of St Francis receiving the stigmata (1224) is unusual as it shows the Saint as a young man placed centrally in a highly formalised rocky landscape, kneeling and looking upwards at the fiery image with flaming wings covering the figure and showing the face of Christ, "then suddenly streams of fire and blood shot from his wounds and pierced the hands and feet of Francis with nails and his heart with a stab of a lance". St Francis was popular with the Orthodox community of Crete and by the end of the 14th century was represented in Orthodox Churches throughout the Island.