The Master of Becerril
The Martyrdom of St. Pelagius

Palencia, 1520
Oil on panel, 22.4 x 16.3 in. (57 x 41.5 cm.)
Private collection

The angel to whom Pelagius casts his gaze represents the message of God at the time of the boy's passion: "Come, accept the crown which I have promised you from the beginning" (Acta Sanctorum, June vol. 5, 208). Meanwhile the servants of Abd-ar-Rahman III begin to execute his order that Pelagius be dismembered and thrown into the river.

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