Statue of St Bartholomew, Europe, –1-ª0
by unknown

ERA:

Pre-modern (pre 1945)

CATEGORY:

Paintings

FROM:

Wellcome Collection

St Bartholomew was martyred by being flayed (skinned) alive in Armenia after bringing Christianity to the country in the first century CE. The saint is often depicted with his skin hung across his back or over his arm and with the muscles of the body visible. Due to the way he was martyred, St Bartholomew is the patron saint of tanners. This example has been carved from wooden and painted. Many Catholics believe that saints can protect against ill health and may help cure specific diseases.

License: CC-BY - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

MEDIUM

Not Available

DIMENSIONS

4000 x 5336

COURTESY

Wellcome Collection

MADE

not available

TAGS

ADDRESS

183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK