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Saint Victorinus of Camerino Hanging from a Tree

Victorinus of Camerino

Saint Victorinus shown hanging with his hands trapped in the cleft of a tree.  To chaise temptations from his mind, Victorinus inflicted upon himself a painful penance: he had himself tied to a tree, with his hands crushed between the branches.  

The text on this unique small antique Italian engraving reads: S. Victorini Conf. Camerinen Trima Penitentia.

Copperplate engraving on old chainlinked paper, cut to margins and mounted against a second sheet of paper.

Dimensions: 12 x 18 cm