St Denis is thrown into the furnace, 1317. St Eleutherius and St Rusticus, in chains, look on as their companion is tortured on the orders of Sisinnius. Manuscript illustration from a work on the life of St Denis (died c258 AD), written by Yves, a monk at the Abbey of St Denis. The book depicts the torture and martyrdom of the saint by the Roman governor Fescenninus Sisinnius. The lower part of each scene depicts people on the bridge over the River Seine. Here, porters carry loads, and below is a boat full of barrels being towed. From the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. (Photo by Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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January 28th, 2021
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