Παρασκευή, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2010

The hilarious but horrible Saint Erasmus' martyrdom

Dieric Bouts the Elder
Central part of a 1458 Triptych


Saint Erasmus of Formiae is a Christian saint and martyr who died in 303 AD, also known as Saint Elmo. He is venerated as the patron saint of sailors. After numerous tortures he suffered for his faith, and miraculous salvations by an angel, then they kiled him with an incredible torture: by opening his abdomen and rolling his intestines on a spit!

Nicolas Poussin (1628-1629)


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Henricus Satrapitanus (1516)


Anonymous (1474)


Willem Vrelant (1450-1460)


1400-1450 engraving

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