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St Catherine of Alexandria (fol. 251r)

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: St Catherine of Alexandria (fol. 251r)
  • Description:

    St Catherine kneels in prayer as an executioner prepares to behead her with a sword. Next to her is a broken wheel, the intended instrument of her martyrdom, but which broke instead and killed the executioners. In the sky an angel holds a hammer, for breaking the wheel. The glory of God is seen descending from heaven in rays of gold (and, formerly, silver ones). A castle is visible in the distance, behind a hilly landscape.

    Context: Breviary offices: St Catherine: Virginis eximi

  • Date range: [ca. 1440-1460]
  • Date: 1450
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 19:28
  • Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 08:44