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The Martyrdom of St Dionysius

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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This work demonstrates the limited use of the punched gold to identify the saint and the holy figure in the sky, possibly God. It is a predella panel which is a narrative scene that would have been placed with others in a row under a large painted altarpiece. The style of the work suggests that the artist may have been from Florence.

Royal Cornwall Museum





tempera on panel


H 26.5 x W 41 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1925.212

Acquisition method

gift, 1925

Work type


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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