The central panel of The Coronation of Esther (see right) echoes the Coronation of the Virgin panel that Veronese had painted for the sacristy the year before, Esther being seen as the Old Testament prototype of Mary.
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It depicts Saints Sebastian with Saints John the Baptist, Francis, Peter, Elizabeth, Catherine and the Madonna in Glory with Musician Angels.
On the side walls of the sanctuary are panels of Saints Mark and Marcellian Led to Martyrdom and The martyrdom of of Saint Sebastian, said to have been painted by Veronese to replace damaged frescoes of the same subjects.
He began decorating it at the age of 30, working here from 1555 to 1581.
His commission came from the then prior here, Bernardo Torlioni, who was also originally from Verona.