St. Ignatius of Antioch

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.

 

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Taken on March 9, 2005