this is the piece that made me fall in love with art history because at first youre all oh thats a cool painting of saint agatha
wait a minute… is that
hell yes. tits on a platter
Fun story: this one guy wanted Agatha to have sex with him but she was dedicating her virginity to God so she refused. The guy, Quintianus, toutured her and cut off her breasts. I don’t know why, but some painters started painting her carrying her own boobs on a plate. Many people thought she was carrying bread and that’s how Saint Agatha became the patron saint of bakers.