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Saint Ossanus
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Guglielmo Giraldi
Italian, Ferrara, about 1469
Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 197V

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Represented as a young nobleman, Saint Ossanus inspired a local cult following around the town of Ozzano, east of Bologna. Although he holds a martyr's palm, he was never officially recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.