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Saint Alexandra of Rome ​is Christian martyr and saint, known from "Martyrdom of Saint George" as either Emperor Diocletian's wife or the wife of Dacian, a Roman Prefect.​ While Saint George was being tortured, Alexandra went to the arena, bowed before him and professed her faith openly. When she questioned whether she was worthy of paradise and of martyrdom without being baptized, Saint George told her “Do not fear, for your blood will baptize you.” She was denounced a Christian and imprisoned on her husband’s orders in Nicomedia, then sentenced to death.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 75-103-047-SP7-5
  • Size: 6 3/4 x 5 in (17 x 13 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890s
  • Materials: Oil on gessoed wood
  • Price: $425
  • Orthodox Cross