09 works, Today, December 13th, is Saint Lucia of Syracuse’s day, her story, illustrated #346

Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy (circa 1435 –1506/1509)
Legend of St Lucy, c. 1480

Oil on oak wood
Height: 79 cm (31.1 in); Width: 183 cm (72 in)
St. James Church, Bruges, Belgium

Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia, or Saint Lucy, was a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution.

Lucy was born of rich and noble parents about the year 283. Her father was of Roman origin, but died when she was five years old,leaving Lucy and her mother without a protective guardian. Her mother’s name Eutychia seems to indicate that she came from a Greek background…

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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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