The Life of St. Paul: Martyred in Rome
Oil on canvas
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome
This is from a series of paintings by various artists that line the nave and transept of the basilica.
Though it is not in Acts, the widespread tradition summarized in the Golden Legend's Life holds that St. Paul was beheaded in Rome at the order of Nero.
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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.