The Martyrdom of St. Eugenia and Companions

11th century
Manuscript illustration
From a copy of the Menologion of Basil

Eugenia would be the person lying decapitated at center with what seems to be the hair of a woman. She was beheaded during the persecution of Valerian. The old man in what appears to be a chasuble at left should be her father Philip, bishop of Alexandria who had been martyred earlier. The two men with haloes at right are probably SS. Protus and Hyacinthus, who had been fellow students with Eugenia in the study of pagan philosophy before all three converted to Christianity. Theirs, presumably, are the haloed heads beneath and behind the figure of Eugenia.

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