A good example of one of the many styles in abdominal binders is that seen in a painting after the manner of Lorenzo Lotto which hangs in the Dresden Gallery. Here is seen a beautiful Madonna with three
A painting from the Dresden Gallery by V.-A. Bruckmann, showing one type of abdominal binder. saints, one of whom may be St. Francis of Assizi, judging from the stigmata of the crucifixion. The chubby infant on its mother's arm is attentively examining the scroll held by one of the other saints. The story of the abdominal binder, an extremely interesting one by the way, could almost be completely told by reproduction of works of art.