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The Martyrdom of Saint Zotikos

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Description This folio shows the martyrdom of Saint Zotikos, a priest in the city of Constantinople who dedicated himself to helping the sick. Although he enjoyed the favor of the emperor Constantine I (r. 306-337), Zotikos drew the enmity of Constantine's son and successor, Constantius II (r. 337-361) who had the pries killed by being dragged behind mules. According to legend, Zotikos saved hundreds of lepers who had been condemned to die in order to avoid contamination.
  • Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; The Field Museum, Chicago. 1999-2000.
Provenance Library of the Greek Patriarchate, Alexandria (no. 32/33) [known to have been there in 1895 and 1901, but reported lost by 1914]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase [probably from Leon Gruel, Paris]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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ca. 1025-1050 (Byzantine)
ink and pigments on very high quality parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 13/16 x W: 9 1/8 in. (30 x 23.1 cm)
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