St. Pancras Altarpiece

Parish church in St-Dalmas le Selvage, France.

In the center St. Pancras is portrayed as a fashionably dressed youth of the 16th century, with a sword and palm branch as attributes that signify that he was martyred and how. The saint on the right is Sebastian, pictured as usual tied to a tree and pierced by arrows. The bishop on the left is hard to identify; perhaps he is a saint of local importance.

In the lunette the Virgin and Child are flanked by Saints John the Baptist (long cross, lamb on book, camel-skin garment) and Mary Magdalene (jar of ointment). Typically for the early 16th century, the child is naked and his genitals are in evidence.

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