(from the Greek for “head-carrier”) - a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been martyred by beheading. Handling the halo in this circumstance offers a unique challenge for the artist. Some put the halo where the head used to be; others have the saint carrying the halo along with the head.
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Second prize of my giveaway: done!
Chilton in Yakimono with a flower crown for letusgofowardtogether - I absolutly loved working on this picture!!