Other TitlesSancta Apoloni, V. et M.
DescriptionMounted in photo mat, with a typescript annotation that reads "Early 'dressed' guoache [sic] on vellum, Italian, 17th Century." The figure of Saint Apollonia is a separate piece covered in fabric, and laid over the background painting to create a three-dimensional work. A plaque which reads "Sancta Apoloni, V. et M." is painted in as part of the background image. Depicts Saint Apollonia holding dental forceps with an extracted tooth in her right hand and a martyr's palm in her left hand. Original piece measures 21 X 16 cm.
Keywordpatroness of dentistry
Apollonia, Saint, d. 249--Art
Christian saints in art
Gouache painting, Italian