St. Euphemia

13th century, intermittently restored
St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice

This is the first-century Euphemia who was one of the four Virgin Martyrs of Aquileia who are portrayed in the pendatives of the South (Leonard) Cupola in St. Mark's. Each holds a cross in her right hand, all wear copes, and all but Euphemia have crowns of various designs in the left hand.

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Photographed at St. Mark's by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.