11 works, Today, September 1st, is Simeon Stylites’ day, his story illustrated #244

Plaque de Saint-Unknown artist
Simeon Stylites, end of 6th century

Gilded silver
Height: 26.9 cm; width: 25.5 cm
Louvre museum, Paris, France

Simeon Stylites was a Syriac ascetic saint who achieved notability for living 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar near Aleppo. The Greek word style means “pillar”. He is known formally as Simeon Stylites the Elder.

Simeon was born in Sis, in the Roman province of Cilicia. After the division of the Roman Empire in 395 A.D., Cilicia became part of the Eastern Roman Empire…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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