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Pope Honorius III Approving the Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi

Panel from an altarpiece

Bartolomé del Castro, Spanish (active Palencia and environs), died 1507

Made in Spain, Europe

c. 1500

Tempera and tooled gold on panel

48 5/16 x 33 5/8 inches (122.7 x 85.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 305, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 800

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This panel may come from a large altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. The scene shows the saint receiving papal approval for the rule he wrote for his followers, requiring them to take a vow of poverty.

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