Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Death of Bonifatius

sketch for the pendant

This Pendant shows the death of Bonifatius, the Missionar, that brought Christianity to the frankish empire with the desecration of the sacred pagan places, he cut down Donar´s Oak, the central holy tree and was killed by heathen people in Dokkum 754.
 History tells us how the one slaying him was so furious, that he split the bible, that bonifatius used to protect his head, and Bonifat´s head in one blow.

Therefore you can see bonifatius kneeling with his bible in his hand and a man standing over him swinging the axe.