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TRANSPLANT - BLACK and WHITE

"Miracle of Damian and Cosmas" (see details) (see related A | B), c. 1438 Giovanni da Fiesole (known as Fra Angelico) (1395 - 1455) San Marco, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

One modern interpretation may be that it represents a transplantation - an "African leg" to a servant who is European. Of course, because this image is a component of the altar dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian on the campus of the Dominican monastery of San Marco, a traditional interpretation is that it represents a miracle.

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