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    Sale 5445

    The Arthur Ackermann and Peter Johnson Collection: A Connoisseur's Choice

    8 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    Neapolitan School, 17th Century

    The Martyrdom of Saint Apollonia

    Price Realised  

    Neapolitan School, 17th Century
    The Martyrdom of Saint Apollonia
    oil on canvas
    45 x 38½ in. (114.3 x 97.7 cm.)


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    Saint Apollonia was a virgin martyr of Alexandria who suffered during an uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. Her teeth were forcibly removed before being burned at the stake, for refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 April 1966, lot 50.