08 works, Today, November 24th, is Saint Mercurius is also known as Abu-Seifein’s (أبو سيفين) day, her story, illustrated #327

Manuel Panselinos
Saint Mercurius, also known as Abu-Seifein’s (أبو سيفين), between 1290 and 1310

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Mercurius (d. AD 250) was a Christian saint and a martyr. He was born in the city of Eskentos in Cappadocia, Turkey.

His parents were converts to Christianity and they called him “Philopater”. They reared him in a Christian manner. When he was17 he enlisted in the Roman army during the days of Emperor Decius, the pagan. He gained a great reputation among his superiors as a swordsman and a tactician in many battles.

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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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