Saint Agnes in the Flames

18th century
Church of Santa Inés (St. Agnes), Mexico City

This is one of the reliefs carved into the main doors of the church in the historic center of the city.

Following the version of the Golden Legend used by Caxton, the fire intended to burn Agnes to death is extinguished. The artist has introduced the detail of angels pouring out the water that extinguishes the flames.

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