Jacopo Palma the Younger, The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence

1581-82
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Church of San Giacomo dall'Orio, Venice

Palma follows many details of the story in the Golden Legend: the gridiron, the hot pitchforks, the pile of burning coals (with a fresh supply in the basket on the left), and the prefect Valerian observing from horseback. The chain appears to be an innovation in this image.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.