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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 302

    Studio of Juan de Juanes Valencia active c. 1530

    Saint Mammas

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Studio of Juan de Juanes Valencia active c. 1530
    Saint Mammas
    oil on panel
    46 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. 117.1 x 58.1 cm.


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    Saint Mammas of Caesarea (c. 259-c. 275) was orphaned as a child when his parents were martyred for their Christian faith. Mammas himself was subsequently tortured and martyred by being thrown to the lions (which he managed to tame) and afterward struck with a trident to the stomach. He is the patron saint of infants and those suffering from hernias, and is frequently depicted with a lion.

    Provenance

    Willard Golovin, New York, from whom purchased by the present owner circa 1986.