Saint Pantaleon's blood

A phial containing the blood of physician and martyr Saint Pantaleon is preserved from time immemorial in a left-side chapel of the Cathedral of Ravello. According to a tradition, on the feast day of the saint (July, 27), the blood is said to become fluid and transparent. Above the altar of the relic is a 1638 oil-on-canvas by Girolamo Imperiali depicting the torture of Pantaleon.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (August 2008)

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