84 - Polyptich of saint Biagio

The chapel to the right of the sanctuary houses the polyptych of San Biagio, among Saints Peter, Paul, Catherine from Alxandria and Christopher. Beside this there is also an image of a ‘Sacra Conversazione’ in the cymatium, which is the crowning part of the main panel of this alterpiece.
There are scenes of Saint Biagio’s daily life and martyrdom on the three-pannelled predella, which is the painted strip forming the lower edge of the work.
This panel painting was made by Raffaele De Rossi for the high alter of the medieval church. Painter De Rossi was a Florentine by origin, but worked extensively in the Western part of Liguria during the 16th Century.