St. Bartholomew

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Justyna Kuska


The history of the painting in question, as well as its author remain unknown. The work is placed in a small altar under the same invocation. In the inventory of the Bachowice presbytery it was described as baroque. It seems unlikely, however, that the altar came from an earlier wooden temple, which existed in Bachowice until the end of 18th century and bore the name of St. Bartholomew. This painting is an example of religious painting of low artistic value. The work probably depicts St. Bartholomew the Apostle, who died as a martyr by being skinned alive, crucified (head facing down) and then beheaded. In iconography he is most frequently depicted holding a knife and his own skin in his hand.

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Justyna Kuska, "St. Bartholomew", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source:

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