Stock Photo - Master of the Saint Ursula Legend: Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, Master of the Saint Ursula Legend, c. 1485/90–1510, Oil on canvas, This panel depicting the martyrdom of Saint Lawrence was probably made to decorate a parish church in Cologne, Germany. Saint Lawrence (d. 258 CE) served as an archdeacon of Rome at a time when Christianity was not yet legal in the Roman Empire. The panel shows his martyrdom in three phases. In the foreground, Emperor Decius—identified by a crown and scepter—has condemned the saint to die by roasting on a gridiron. Saint Lawrence shuts his eyes in pain while three of the emperor's henchmen fan the flames. Then, in the painting's right margin, his body is wrapped in a burial shroud and set upon a sarcophagus. At the top, two angels lift his soul—rendered as an infant to suggest his state of innocence—up to God in heaven., Overall: 46 x 34 in. (116.8 x 86.4 cm)

Stock Photo: Master of the Saint Ursula Legend: Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, Master of the Saint Ursula Legend, c. 1485/90–1510, Oil on canvas.

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