St. Ignatius of Antioch

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    St. Ignatius of Antioch / San Ignacio de Antioquia
    17th Century
    FILIPINO
    Solid ivory and polychormy
    Image mounted on a black ebony base
    Provenance
    Museum of Sta. Maria de Mediavilla, Medina de Rioseco, Spain.
    Donated to the churc of Sta. Maria de Mediavilla before 1666

    An apostle of St. John, Ignatius was martyred by being fed to the lions. He is shown here being mauled by a lion in the form of an oriental dragon or "kylin". The wound on his chest opened by the kylin reveals Jesus's monogram "IHS".

    For my friend BECCO who has been looking for this image.

    This image is borrowed from 4NU$K4. If you would like to see more of 4NU$K4, please go here: www.flickr.com/photos/anmasamper/sets/72157601716524140/

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    1. Apo Lakay 58 months ago | reply

      This is the close up:
      St. Ignatius of Antioch (close up)

    2. beccoempleo 58 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much Tito Murvyn. ;-)

    3. Apo Lakay 55 months ago | reply

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      Thank you so much for the faves, guys! This image is probably one of the most beautiful -- and most important -- ivory images to have come from the Philippines!

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