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Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian. Oil painting.


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Credit: Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian. Oil painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Both saints have golden haloes and wear academic birettas and robes. They are holding wooden crosses and objects that indicate their links to medicine and surgery: the saint on the viewer's left has an ointment box and the saint on the right a urine flask. The saints are shown within fictive frames of arched masonry. They are depicted as 15th-century figures

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 48.5 x 78 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44851i

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A painting dating from the same period as the figures (15th century) would be painted on wood: as this painting is on canvas, it must be a later copy or period-style recreation

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