In art history textbooks, it is not unusual to come across the term "unknown saint." Usually, it will partly describe an icon or painting. As, for example, in the following descriptions:
"Madonna and Child with St. John the Evangelist and Unknown Saint"
"Depicted are Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Francis of Assisi, Unknown, Saint John the Baptist."
Sometimes the identity of a locally popular saint becomes obscure or forgotten and we no longer recognize them by their images.
I find the term unintentionally poetically beautiful. Most saints, I believe, are unknown. This painting and others like it is meant in part to pay tribute to these saints.
The image of God is in every person.
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