The Death of St. Onuphrius

Church of St. Sebastian

The legend pictures this St. Onuphrius as "hairy over all of his body, with a skirt of leaves." The artist has kept the leaves but left out the hair and given the saint a well-toned body such as one might see in a Renaissance statue.

The laurel crown is often seen in images of martyrdom. Onuphrius was an ascetic, however, not a martyr.

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