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Sarcophagus of St. Sernin: Burial of St. Sernin

Burial of the martyred St. Sernin, Bishop of Toulouse (d. c.257 AD). A woman tenderly caresses his head as an angel receives his soul. On the right is the snout of the bull who was goaded by persecutors to drag him to death. Detail of the left panel of the Sarcophagus of St. Sernin, carved by the Master of Cabestany c.1150. Abbey of Saint Hilaire, Saint-Hilaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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