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The first arch on this side of the shrine shows St. Ursula — accompanied by the Pope and her 11,000 virgins (reduced to 11 here to save on space) — on board a ship. In the second arch, they arrive in Koln to find that the Huns have taken over the city. The Huns stab Ursula’s betrothed, who dies in her arms. And in the third arch, when she won’t marry the bearded Hun king, an archer shoots her dead. Memling painted himself and his wife, Anna, into this last scene. (He’s the guy in red looking over Ursula’s left shoulder, and Anna’s the lady wearing a netted white cap and peering over Ursula’s right shoulder.)

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