More Portraits of St Agnes

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Here are some splendid mediaeval images of Saint Agnes of Rome, with her lamb and her martyr’s palm and, in one case, covered with hair to protect her purity. Saint Agnes, pray for us.

c1480, from Germany

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1460-1470, Northern Netherlands

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13th Century French  ‘Lives of the Saints’ – St Agnes dressed by an angel after she grew hair to protect herself from assault

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early 1500s, Meister von Meßkirch – Home Altar, Germany

mid-14th century, Theodoric of Prague, Czech Republic

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