Giacomo Trigia, St. Ignatius of Antioch Taking His Leave of St. Polycarp

Circa 1700-21
Church of St. Clement, Rome

This is one of several narrative images of St. Ignatius lining the nave at San Clemente. Ignatius had been ordered to Rome to be thrown to the lions in the arena, but along the way he was allowed to stop at several cities to meet with their Christian congregations.

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