Monday, May 25, 2009

I've only got eyes for you

Here's an interesting one.

This painting of St Barabra/Paraskevi of the Greek Orthodox Church's is so similar to that of traditional depictions of Saint Lucy that I wonder if somewhere along the way their stories got blurred. Although their histories are quite different, both refer to their imperviousness to pain and torture and it's not everyday you see a girl with a pair of eyes on a serving dish...

St Barabra

St Lucy

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