06 works, Today, September 29th, is Saint Theodota’s day, her story illustrated #271

Noël Coypel, (1628–1707)
Apollo Crowned by Victory, between circa 1667 and circa 1668

Oil on canvas
Height: 214 cm (84.2 in); Width: 115 cm (45.2 in)
Louvre Museum, Paris

Towards the end of the reign of Licinius, on a Friday, in September, in the year 318, a persecution was raised at Philippi, anciently Eumolpias, in Thrace. Agrippa the prefect, on a festival of Apollo, had commanded that the whole city should offer a great sacrifice with him…

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Author: zaidangallery

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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