Saint Agnes , Adriaen van Wesel, c. 1470 - c. 1480

Saint Agnes , Adriaen van Wesel, c. 1470 - c. 1480

oak with traces of polychromy, h 56.2cm × w 19cm × d 9.5cm More details

Saint Agnes, who was put to death by the Romans for her Christian faith and thereafter worshipped as a martyr, was depicted by Adriaen van Wesel as a graceful, medieval noblewoman. The lamb at her feet alludes to her having appeared after her death, wearing a golden robe, with a white lamb (agnus, the Latin for lamb) at her side.

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