Saint Pancras

12th century
Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily

This is the Byzantine style for representing St. Pancras, although with a Latin inscription. This mixing of influences is typical of the chapel, which was built by Roger II, a Catholic but with close ties to Constantinople.

In Orthodox icons the cross held in one hand is an indication of martyrdom.

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