Martyrdom of St. Lawrence card

Martyrdom of St. Lawrence

WAG 873

Currently not on display

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A naked man, Saint Lawrence, lies in the foreground on an iron grid over a fire, which is being stoked and inflamed by two men, one on the left wearing a turban and one on the right holding a bellows. In the mid-ground are a crowd of men wearing sixteenth-century costume, who include soldiers and a man, representing Emperor Valerian, wearing a red hat and holding a sceptre. In the background landscape there is a castle entrance and a rocky mountain. The top of the painted wood panel has been cut in an S-shaped ogee curve.