Andrea Mantegna
The St. Luke Altarpiece: Detail, St. Justina of Padua

Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

The short sword plunged into her breast is St. Justina of Padua's primary attribute. Here she also carries a martyr's palm branch and a book .

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.