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Saint Lawrence

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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This panel is enriched with real gold and shows Saint Lawrence, a Christian deacon in 3rd-century Rome. He is holding his attributes – the objects that identify him. The palm frond tells us that he was a martyr, killed for his faith, and in his right hand is a gridiron, on which he is said to have been roasted alive. We can tell from the size and shape of this panel that it once formed part of a large altarpiece of the type found in and around Siena in the late 14th century.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Date

c.1370–1375

Medium

tempera on panel

Measurements

H 58.8 x W 27.6 cm

Accession number

3359

Acquisition method

gift, 1980

Work type

Painting


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Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Scotland

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