The Seven Holy Maccabee Martyrs with Their Mother Solomonia and Teacher Eleazar

Detail of the embroidered pelena (church hanging textile) titled “The Appearance of the Mother of God to St. Sergius of Radonezh, with the selected saints and feasts” (1525). This beautiful piece of religious art depicts the seven holy Maccabee martyrs (Abim, Antonius, Gurias, Eleazar, Eusebonus, Alimus and Marcellus), their mother Solomonia, and their teacher Eleazar. It is currently in the collection of the Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum-Reserve in Sergiev Posad, Russia.


The Seven Holy Maccabee Martyrs with Their Mother Solomonia and Teacher Eleazar

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