Scenes from the Story of St. Nicholas
Tempera on wood,
the predella of the Perugia Triptych depict the story of St Nicholas.
This is the
painting, showing the saint's birth, his vocation, and his gift of
to three maidens. According to the first part of the Golden Legend's life of Nicholas he
was a precocious infant, able to stand up in his washing-basin just
minutes after being born, as shown on the left side of this image.
right side depicts the saint's anonymous gift of gold to the poor man
with three daughters, another episode from the Golden Legend.
middle we see St. Nicholas attending the sermon that inspired him to
become a priest; this episode is not in the Golden Legend.
More of St.
Source: Web Gallery of Art