Born in 1245, Nicholas became a devoted follower of Saint Augustine and is depicted here wearing the order’s habit. He was ordained as a priest as a young man and left home to minister in Tolentino. With his right index finger, Nicholas points to a golden star, the miraculous sign that reputedly led him to the war-torn city. Following his death, Tolentino beame a pilgrimage site. Nicholas was canonized as a saint in 1446, shortly before Piero painted the Sant’Agostino altarpiece.
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