Portrait of a Lady with the Attributes of Saint Agatha

Oil on canvas | 92.4 x 75.3cm | early 1530s

Sebastiano del Piombo

The lady in the picture is shown with the attributes of Saint Agatha, the third-century Sicilian martyr who was reported to have been tortured for rejecting the marriage proposal of the Roman governor. A dish with Agatha's severed breasts and the pli...
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