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Martyrdom of a Female Saint

A kneeling female figure is about to have her head severed by an executioner. A group of turbaned spectators is seen at the left at a lower level. An angel flies down, bearing the crown and palm of martyrdom.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Grafton H. Pyne...

Black chalk, pen and black ink, brush and reddish-brown wash on cream paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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