St. Francis of AssisiArtist: Artist Unknown
Year: Date Unknown
Dimensions: 8' x 19" x 2'
Current Location: This piece has been deaccessioned and is no longer on view.
About St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, is recognized by his emaciated appearance with the stigmata on his hands, feet, and chest. He is typically represented barefoot, wearing a dark habit, with a tonsure and a short beard. Symbolic elements commonly associated with St. Francis are animals, a book, crucifix, lily, and skull.
M. Habig, ed.: St Francis of Assisi: Writings and Early Biographies: English Omnibus of the Sources for the Life of St Francis (Chicago, 1973).