Saints and Their Symbols – Saint Ansano of Siena

detail of a painting of Saint Ansanus baptizing, artist unknown, c.1445; Christian Museum, Esztergom, HungaryArticle

A Roman nobleman, whose nurse had secretly baptized him, and brought him up in the Christian faith. “When he was nineteen he declared his faith, and converted many by his preaching. He suffered in the persecution under Diocletian, and was beheaded on the banks of the river Arbia. Martyr. Patron saint of Siena. Emblems – Cluster of dates on a palm. Cross. Dates. Palm with dates. Palm. Richly-dressed young man. Towers in his hand. Towers in the background. Young and richly dressed man.

MLA Citation

  • E A Greene. “Saint Ansano of Siena”. Saints and Their Symbols, 1909. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2017. Web. 25 February 2021. <>