Resurrection

I am vexed by a question.  Why do so many representations of the Resurrection show Christ carrying the flag of St George? If anyone knows, please let me know.

The Resurrection - Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca

Andrea Mantegna

It could be that this was a regional Italian convention since other painters show Christ carrying a cross with a flowing banner attached.

Resurrection - Dirk Bouts

Dirk Bouts

The Resurrection - Limbourg brothers

Limbourg Brothers

But. Rembrandt beats all:

The Resurrection of Christ - Rembrandt

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