|The east wall, with the Virgin of the Rosary (l) and the Deposition (r)|
Note: this fresco is thematically linked to the north wall murals and should be viewed as part of that cycle, which we treat in our next post.
The best preserved of the cycle, the subject of this mural is the Presentation of the Rosary by the Virgin Mary to St. Dominic, or Adoration of the Virgin of the Rosary.
Here, the partially effaced figure of Our Lady of the Rosary is raised on a crescent moon amid swirling celestial clouds. Large, dark rosary beads descend on either side.
Below are the kneeling figures of St. Dominic on the left, holding the rosary and accompanied by his red collared Dominican dog, and to the right, a Dominican nun in the same posture—probably St. Catherine of Siena.