Jusepe de Ribera 1591 – 1652

Saint Andrew

oil on canvas (136 × 112 cm) — 1615-1620 Museum Quadreria dei Girolamini, Napels

This work is linked to John 1:40

The apocryphal book Acts of Andrew tells of the apostle's death by crucifixion. The cross was supposedly shaped like an X, just like Ribera depicts it in the background to the right.

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