Simone Martini: The life of Saint Martin scene 3 - The investiture of Saint Martin as a knight (1312-1317)

(San Martino Chapel, Assisi, Italy)

This fresco is part of a serie of 10 which show the life of Saint Martin of Tours. According to story, Saint Martin was a soldier in the roman army and served in a cavalry unit. Becasue of this, the saint was seen in medieval times as a knight. This fresco shows the saint being knighted: the saint recieves his sword and his spurs. Fresco from 1312-1317.