Gaspare Serenario
The Last Communion of St. Lucy

18th century
Palazzo Bellomo

The red patch on the right side of the saint's neck shows where her throat was slit. As she dies a priest brings her communion. As at a medieval Mass, he holds the host over a golden "paten."

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Photographed at the Palazzo Bellomo by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.