It sounds like a reference to the rescue of St Placid by St Maur, which I
have seen illustrated at the Badia in Florence.
At 11:20 PM 1/31/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I was browsing the other day through the splendid Ecole Initiative
>collection of saints' images when I came across the following image of St.
>Does he seem to you to be standing in water or a stream holding up his
>garment? If so, I have never seen such an image of Benedict, nor can I
>imagine what in his legend would suggest such an image (the text being
>illustrated is the famous Vita of Benedict by Pope Gregory I. Anyone have
>any ideas on this?