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The Martyrdom of Saint Clement I, Pope

The Martyrdom of Saint Clement I, Pope

This sheet constitutes a study, with several variations, for a fresco painted by Agostino Ciampelli in 1596-1597 on one of the end walls of the Canon's Sacristy in San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, on the commiss... more

The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, Pope Saint Dionysius, Filippo Neri and a Male Saint

The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, Pope Saint Dionysius...

Philip Pouncey, in 1965, identified this drawing as Baccio Ciarpi's preparatory study for his altarpiece in the church of San Silvestro in Capite, Rome. In the painting Saint Louis, King of France, appears to t... more

Pilgrim Flask with Saint Menas

Pilgrim Flask with Saint Menas

Ampullae like this one were used by pilgrims to bring home water or oil from the great pilgrimage site for Saint Menas, said to be a late-third-century Egyptian Roman soldier who was martyred for his Christian ... more

Ivory Panel with Saint Peter

Ivory Panel with Saint Peter

Saint Peter appears with his symbol, the keys to heaven.

Ivory Plaque with Saint Paul (?)

Ivory Plaque with Saint Paul (?)

In this depiction of the Miracle of the Loaves (Mark 8:1-6), an enthroned Christ is flanked by Saints Peter and Paul. Other disciples carry the loaves of bread he has miraculously produced to feed the multitude... more

Fragmentary Bowl Base with Saint Lawrence

Fragmentary Bowl Base with Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence, a deacon who was martyred in Rome in 258, became of one the most revered martyrs of the Roman church.

Fragment of a Frieze with a Saint

Fragment of a Frieze with a Saint

A saint, his half-length figure enclosed within a laurel wreath, blesses with his right hand and holds a cross-staff with his left. The elements of the design - the wreath, acanthus swirl, and egg-and-dart mold... more

Fragmentary Painted Panel with a Saint

Fragmentary Painted Panel with a Saint

The saint stands with upraised hands in the orant (prayer) pose. It is not known if he represents Apa (Father) Apollo, who founded the monastery at Bawit in his old age. Made in Egypt, Bawit

Ampulla (Flask) of Saint Menas

Ampulla (Flask) of Saint Menas

Ampullae like this one were used by pilgrims to bring home water or oil from the great pilgrimage site for Saint Menas, said to be a late-third-century Egyptian Roman soldier who was martyred for his Christian ... more

Amulet with a Military Saint

Amulet with a Military Saint

A military saint holding a cross-topped spear in one hand and a shield in the other stabs a snake. This image is closely related to another popular image known as the Holy Rider in which a mounted horseman kill... more

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial from BL Royal 13 C V, f. 2

Decorated initial 'G'(lorisissimo), the ownership inscription of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Pater, Gloucester, and the Old Royal press-mark 'no. 965'. Image taken from f. 2 of Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis... more

Plaque with Saint John the Evangelist

Plaque with Saint John the Evangelist

The Evangelist, accompanied by his symbol, the eagle, displays the opening text of his gospel. The deep layering of his tunic folds adds life and vigor to the Classical drapery forms. The roughly lettered inscr... more

Cross Fragment with Saint John the Theologian

Cross Fragment with Saint John the Theologian

A depiction of Saint John the Theologian decorates the face of the surviving upper arm of a large cross. An elegant, small cross is inscribed in a medallion on the reverse. Such crosses would have been carried ... more

Child Saint Sambandar

Child Saint Sambandar

Sambandar, the popular seventh-century child saint, is one of the muvar, the three principal saints of South India. Legend recounts that after receiving a gift of milk (represented by the bowl) from the goddess... more

Shaivite Saint

Shaivite Saint

Cults of saints are prominent in South Indian Hinduism. Saints who follow Shiva are called nayanars, and those of Vishnu, alvars. In India, people of great spiritual depth were often worshiped; and gradually cu... more

Evangelist Saint Mark writing the Gospel with his symbol, the Lion, holding a scroll

Evangelist Saint Mark writing the Gospel with his symbol, the Lion, ho...

This ivory likely decorated the cover of a Gospel book. The abbreviated Latin inscription refers to the opening lines of Mark’s Gospel: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” The miniature church res... more

Plaque with Saint Aemilian

Plaque with Saint Aemilian

The relics of the sixth-century Spanish saint Aemilian were housed in an ornate shrine crafted of ivory, gold, and gems. We are remarkably well informed about the reliquary, which was made on the occasion of th... more

Cameo with Saint Nicholas

Cameo with Saint Nicholas

This glass paste imitation cameo is of Saint Nicholas of Myra, who wears clerical dress identifying him as a bishop.Expensive cameo and semiprecious hard stone carvings for personal devotion were so highly priz... more

Medallion with Saint George from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint George from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Capital with Saint George and the Dragon

Capital with Saint George and the Dragon

Made in Narbonne (?), France

Medallion with Saint John the Evangelist from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint John the Evangelist from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Medallion with Saint John the Baptist from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint John the Baptist from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Medallion with Saint Matthew from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint Matthew from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Wall Painting of a Male Saint

Wall Painting of a Male Saint

The largest of these fresco fragments may represent the late fourth-century saint John Chrysostom, who is usually depicted with a pointed beard, sunken cheeks, and a high forehead.

Medallion with Saint Paul from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint Paul from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Medallion with Saint Luke from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint Luke from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Wall Painting of Male Saint

Wall Painting of Male Saint

The largest of these fresco fragments may represent the late fourth-century saint John Chrysostom, who is usually depicted with a pointed beard, sunken cheeks, and a high forehead.

Medallion with Saint Peter from an Icon Frame

Medallion with Saint Peter from an Icon Frame

These nine medallions are from a group of twelve that once surrounded an icon of the archangel Gabriel. The medallions may have been sent as a gift from the Byzantine court to the neighboring Christian state of... more

Seal Matrix with Abbot William of Gross St. Martin and Saint Martin

Seal Matrix with Abbot William of Gross St. Martin and Saint Martin

Affixing a wax seal to documents both authenticates and secures the document and also identifies the author or sender. According to the inscription, this rare ivory seal matrix, seen here with a wax impression ... more

Plaque with Saint Paul and His Disciples

Plaque with Saint Paul and His Disciples

The inscription on this plaque refers to the epistles Paul addressed to the various early Christian communities (Romans, Corinthians, Philippians) among whom he traveled. Other related plaques, now dispersed, p... more