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#5926: 57: Ascension of Three Saints

Photo 5926: 57: Ascension of Three Saints - Moissac Abbey

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Photo ID
5926
Credit
Title
57: Ascension of Three Saints
Caption
East gallery, capital 57, west face. This capital depicts the martyrdom of Saints Fructueux, Augure and Euloge (Fructuosus, Augurius and Eulogius). Saint Fructuosus was the first bishop of Tarragon and he was martyred along with his deacons Augurius and Eulogius by burning in 259 AD. Legend has it that after their ropes burned away, they spread their arms in memory of the crucifixion. This part of the capital shows the three saints in a mandorla, representing their ascension to heaven.
Geotag
44.105434° N, 1.084750° E
Uploaded
June 2, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200