include the saint's tau cross and long,
forked beard. There could
well have been a pig at his feet,
as is common in other portraits, but the lowest part of the fresco
is now lost.
An unusual touch is the pair of beads hanging
from his left hand, a symbol of the contemplative's life of prayer. Also unusual is the full
head of hair; the saint is usually
shown bald or balding.
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