Charlemagne & Arthur (Castle of La Manta, Saluzzo)
This castle houses a fourteenth-century fresco depicting all of the 'nine worthies'—the nine great heroes in the later medieval chivalric imagination. The nine worthies included three ancient Jews (Joshua, David, and Judas Maccabbeus); three pagans (Hector, Alexander, and Julius Caesar) and three Christians (Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon). Arthur is on the left; Charlemagne on the right, bearing the dimidiated arms of the Holy Roman Empire and France.