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FEAST - A Saint for the Day (January 22): St. Vincent of Zaragoza

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Some medieval images of Vincent of Zaragoza (or, if you prefer, of Saragossa; also V. of Huesca, V. of Valencia, and V. the Martyr) supplementing those already provided by Gordon:

a) Vincent of Zaragoza (third from left; after Sts. Demetrius and Polycarp) as depicted in the heavily restored, later sixth-century mosaics (ca. 560) in the nave of Ravenna's basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo:
http://tinyurl.com/2foe88u

b) Vincent of Zaragoza as depicted in the late tenth- or very early eleventh-century so-called Menologion of Basil II (Città del Vaticano, BAV, cod. Vat. gr. 1613, p. 342):
http://tinyurl.com/llnuwlz

c) Two scenes from Vincent of Zaragoza's Passio as depicted in the early eleventh-century frescoes of the central apse in the basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, a _frazione_ of Cantù (CO) in Lombardy:
Vincent undergoing torture by hot lead:
http://tinyurl.com/pgmpc2w
Vincent's corpse guarded by birds and being prepared for burial:
http://tinyurl.com/pt5qdy3

d) Vincent of Zaragoza (in the soffit at right, second roundel from bottom) as depicted in the earlier twelfth-century mosaics (ca. 1143) of the basilica di Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (a.k.a. chiesa della Martorana) in Palermo:
http://tinyurl.com/7kxovph

e) Vincent of Zaragoza (center register, second from left, between his fellow deacons Sts. Peter of Marcellinus-and-Peter and Lawrence of Rome) as depicted in a probably mid- or slightly later twelfth-century mosaic (restored, 1859) in the choir of the basilica cattedrale della Trasfigurazione in Cefalù (the second view here is greatly expandable):
http://www.wga.hu/art/zgothic/mosaics/3cefalu/6cefalu.jpg
http://www.christianiconography.info/sicily/latinSaintsCefaluCathedral.jpg 

f) Vincent of Zaragoza (at right; at left, St. Victor of Syria) as depicted in the later twelfth-century frescoes (1164) in the church of St. Panteleimon (Pantaleon) at Gorno Nerezi (Skopje municipality) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
http://tinyurl.com/7c3fxgb
In Orthodox and other eastern-rite churches both Victor and Vincent are celebrated on 11. November (in the Synaxary of Constantinople Vincent also occurs by himself under 22. January). That is also the feast day of St. Men(n)as the Egyptian, whose church in Constantinople is reported from the twelfth century as possessing relics of Vincent and Victor.

g) Vincent of Zaragoza's corpse at sea, guarded by birds, as portrayed in a late twelfth or early thirteenth-century sculpture (by 1210) on the left pillar of the left portal of the south porch of the basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame in Chartres:
http://tinyurl.com/mctmt3h

h) Scenes of Vincent of Zaragoza's life and martyrdom as depicted on a later thirteenth-century altar frontal, formerly in the church of Santa María de Monte at Liesa (Huesca) and now in the possession of the Diputación Provincial de Huesca (click on the individual frames for expanded views):
http://www.liesa.info/frontal.htm

i) Vincent of Zaragoza (sixth from left, after an archangel, St. Peter, the Christ child, the BVM, and St. Paul; the remaining two are St. Ambrose of Milan and St. Augustine's son Adeodatus, venerated in medieval Milan as a saint) as depicted in a later thirteenth-century fresco on the parapet of the Gospel ambo in the basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, a _frazione_ of Cantù (CO) in Lombardy:
http://tinyurl.com/mf7gqks
Detail view (Vincent):
http://tinyurl.com/n32deye

j) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in the late thirteenth-century Livre d'images de Madame Marie (ca. 1285-1290; Paris, BnF, ms. Nouvelle acquisition française 16251, fol. 78r):
http://tinyurl.com/yj8su7y

k) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in a late thirteenth-century copy of French origin of the _Legenda aurea_ (San Marino, CA, Huntington Library, ms. HM 3027, fol. 24v; image greatly expandable):
http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/ds/huntington/images//000967A.jpg

l) Vincent of Zaragoza as depicted in the earlier fourteenth-century frescoes (betw. ca. 1312 and 1321/1322) in the monastery church of the Theotokos at Gračanica in, depending upon one's view of the matter, either Serbia's province of Kosovo and Metohija or the Republic of Kosovo:
https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/40826

m) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted (second from right, lower register, in the panel at lower left) in an earlier fourteenth-century set of miniatures from Thessaloniki (betw. 1322 and 1340) for the Great Feasts (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Gr. th. f. 1, fol. 24v; image greatly expandable):
http://image.ox.ac.uk/images/bodleian/msgrthf1/16v.jpg

n) Vincent of Zaragoza preaching and undergoing martyrdom as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century collection of French-language saint's lives (ca. 1326-1350; Paris, BnF, ms. Français 185, fol. 101v):
http://tinyurl.com/yd8s4pf
Note that in these illuminations we seem to have evidence of that rare figure in church annals, the mitred deacon. In the first of these, the figure robed in blue is thought to depict Vincent's actual bishop, the confessor St. Valerius of Zaragoza.

o) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in an earlier fourteenth-century copy (1348) of the _Legenda aurea_, from the workshop of Richard and Jeanne de Montbaston, in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 241, fol. 46v):
http://tinyurl.com/y8snjlq

p) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom (at left; at right, St. Vincent Ferrer) as depicted by Bernard (Bernat) Martorell in an earlier fifteenth-century panel painting now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg:
http://www.wga.hu/art/m/martorel/stvincen.jpg

q) Scenes of Vincent of Zaragoza as depicted by Nuno Gonçalves on several later fifteenth-century (third quarter) panels now in the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrepipa/5632595721/ 
A closer view of a copy:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Lagos40_kopie.jpg

r) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in a later fifteenth-century copy (1463) of Vincent of Beauvais' _Speculum historiale_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 51, fol. 83v):
http://tinyurl.com/yhbmbt3

s) Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in a late fifteenth-century copy (ca. 1480-1490) of the _Legenda aurea_ in its French-language version by Jean de Vignay (Paris, BnF, ms. Français 244, fol. 54v):
http://tinyurl.com/ydw94le

t) Vincent of Zaragoza (at center, between St. Michael the Archangel and St. Lawrence of Rome) as depicted in the central panel of the late fifteenth-century retable in the iglesia de San Vicente Mártir at San Vicente de Labuerda in Labuerda (Huesca):
http://www.romanicoaragones.com/1-Sobrarbe/SVicenteLabu%20G24.jpg

u) Vincent of Zaragoza (at right) as portrayed on a guldiner of 1493 from Bern:
http://tinyurl.com/lfxwdh4

v) Scenes of Vincent of Zaragoza's martyrdom as depicted in the earlier sixteenth-century portion (ca. 1540) of a window in the église Saint-Ouen at Pont-Audemer (Eure):
http://tinyurl.com/l29vh9d

Best,
John Dillon

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