In the centre of the representation of Paradise is the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit together). The figure is God the Father, but it also has Christ’s stigmata on his feet, and a dove representing the Holy Spirit just above. The Virgin Mary is on his right, both under a canopy held by angels, a sign of their glory.

Mary is very rarely represented in this way, seated at the right hand of God, his equal, interceding for mankind. In other chapels in the Alpes Maritimes she is also seen, but not on the same level as God.

They are flanked on their left by the clergy, represented by pope, cardinals, bishops and abbots. The anonymous painter has slipped among these religious a civil person, perhaps his own portrait.