Thursday, June 9, 2011

St Apollonia

St Apollonia
50x50 cm
Giclée print on canvas

model: Amanda Papoyans

Saint Apollonia was one of a group of virgin martyrs who suffered in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. According to legend, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered. For this reason, she is popularly regarded as the patroness of dentistry and those suffering from toothache or other dental problems. in art, she is seen holding tongs.

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