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Saint Lucia Day
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A young woman stares sorrowfully at a palm branch in her left hand, the symbol of a martyr. Dressed in a long, flowing robe, she holds the edge of her cloak under her right arm as it has slipped from her shoulder. She is Saint Lucy, a virgin martyr from Syracuse in Italy, who died in about the year 304.
Saint Lucy, about 1525 – 1530, Fra Paolino (Paolo del Signoraccio). Black and white chalk. http://ow.ly/xurr3071X4S #gettymuseum #drawing #feastday