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
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.