While the soldier's spear with the shield indicates the direction of "Monte Fumaiolo" the mountain where the Tiber river was born (I checked it with a compass), the soldier leaning against the elbow next to the stone in the right corner from Those who look at the painting seem to indicate the stone, an expression of the philosophy of the medieval scholars who spoke of the intentional and mental mentality of the object and the content of the direction towards it.
Today, after Bertrand Russell, he can not be without regard to his teachings to which a character of the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance that was Piero della Francesca did not escape. The figure of Christ seems to reflect all the power of reason in Piero's possession of possession in the exaltation of the ascent of Christ, and Piero makes him a second-rate character over his science, one can believe or not believe in the affair But the reality is that matter is to say in Russell's words about the relationship between mind and matter: "Both the mind and the matter seem to be composite" and it is that the world is composed.
Little is known about a fresco displacement in 1479, perhaps it was restorations and new murals that involved the Resurrection in a marginal way
I was struck by how Piero had been treated so metaphysically as to make him a vector of Catholic or religious spirituality in general, that he might as well have to carry a supposed scientific proof of religion.