Martyrdom Of St Agatha
Painting - Prints On Demand
PD: Reproduction of 1520 oil on canvas painting by Sebastiano de Piombo: b. 1485. d. 1542. Italian high renaissance artist. Saint Agatha of Sicily: b. 231. d. 251. Patron saint of Catania, martyrs, earthquakes, fire, and breast cancer patients. She underwent tortures, including cutting off her breasts for her refusal to reject her christian beliefs. According to "Legenda Aurea" this was during the time of Decius - Emperor of Rome.
May 9th, 2013
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