Rogier van der Weyden 1400 – 1464 St Margaret and St Apollonia (the pincers identify St Apollonia)
Today having had a tooth extracted and not in a little pain I looked up the patron saint of teeth. It is St Apollonia who had her teeth pulled viciously and also broken during a persecution.
Teeth are strange. So essential to that most essential of things: food; and yet they are source of much discomfort and anxiety.