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Withypool Triptych, Saint Ursula

Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Saint Ursula carries her attribute, an arrow, with which she was martyred. The legend of Ursula and the 11 thousand virgins tells how she made a pilgrimage to Rome from Brittany, accompanied by the virgins. On her return they passed through Cologne where they were captured by Huns besieging the city. Ursula refused to marry their chief and was killed, and her companions were massacred.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery



Withypool Triptych, Saint Ursula




oil on panel


H 84.5 x W 40.5 cm

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on loan from the National Gallery, London

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