St. Timothy

Alsace, 1160
Stained glass, 23 x 18 in. (58 x 45 cm.)
Musée National de l'Art Médiéval (Cluny)

As is often but not always the case, St. Timothy is portrayed as a beardless youth. The object in his hand is clearly a cudgel like those used to beat him to death, but the artist has given it a feathery surface texture like a martyr's palm branch. The inscription above his head is S.TIMOTHEUS.MARTYR, "St. Timothy Martyr."

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