commented on Anyone Know What This Guy Is Patron Saint Of Exactly?
Well, the guy on the left has a short sword on his belt, so he's not likely the saint. More likely he's the tormentor of the saint (on the right) who is about to be martyred and is praying to be taken into heaven. Often that will be combined with an angel above the saint, handing a palm branch to him, the palm branch being the symbol of martyrdom. What I can't figure out is where is the rest of the saint's body? It looks almost as if he's coming up out of the ground or sinking down into it.