The paintings of the Apse: right side

Peter Paul Rubens: St. Domitilla, St. Nereo and St. Achilleo.


St.Domitilla, a martyr, was a princess of the Flavi family. She is seen standing close to two faithful servants Nereo and Achilleo also martyred under Domitian. There is an ancient church located near the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, that is dedicated to these last two saints .This church was placed under the care of the Congregation of the Oratory in the 16th century.

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