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An Armful of Flowers (detail)

Possibly Mayer, Germany

circa 1920

St. Elizabeth's attribute is an armful of flowers. According to legend, she was caught by her selfish husband on an errand of mercy: the bread she was carrying was miraculously turned into roses, preventing her husband's anger.

More of Saint Elizabeth's story can be found here:



An Armful of Flowers (detail)