France: Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, La Tour-sur-Tinée - paulsmit
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’Sleeping Roman soldiers.’

	The seventeenth of twenty panels depicting the Passion of Christ in the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs at La Tour shows his resurrection, with sleeping Roman soldiers guarding the tomb (detail).
The fresco was executed in 1492 on the chapel's right wall by Currand Bravesi and Guirard Nadal, two of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice).
La Tour sur Tinée is a village in the French Alps, 30 km north of Nice. Photo Mick Palarczyk.