November 8th is the feast day of the Four Crowned Martyrs, a group of Christian sculptors who were executed during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (r. 284-305) for refusing to carve a pagan idol.
The ancient church of Santi Quattro Coronati is dedicated to the four martyrs, who became the patron saints of sculptors.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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