Saint Daniel of Padua Nailed between Two Planks of Wood

Francesco Bertos Italian
After a composition by Tiziano Aspetti Italian

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The Counter Reformation in Italy saw an increase in the literal depiction of the martyrdom of saints. Here, the appalling spectacles of Saint Daniel being dragged by a horse and then nailed between a table of wood and one of stone are presented with the full repertory of classical and Renaissance poses and gestures, richly varied. These reliefs formerly ornamented the altar of the saint in the Cathedral of Padua.

Saint Daniel of Padua Nailed between Two Planks of Wood, Francesco Bertos (Italian, 1678–1741), Bronze, Italian, Padua

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