- Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
- modeled 1885
- L. 61-1/2 in. (156.2 cm.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Watson B. Dickerman, 1913
- Accession Number:
The Martyr was originally a standing figure on the lintel of The Gates of Hell. Rodin enlarged it, placed it in a supine position, giving the limbs a convulsive appearance, and heightened the tension by omitting a base and forcing the head and left arm of the figure to hang over the edge of any support provided.