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Saint Catherine of Alexandria
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Saint Catherine of Alexandria


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Description St. Catherine appears here with the palm, symbol of martyrdom, the spiked wheel on which she was tortured, and a book, which alludes to her role as a patron of education. In the flickering candlelight of the church, the billowing folds of her garment would have given her a lifelike presence. Tino di Camaino, whose works this sculpture resembles, worked on important commissions in many major Italian cities and directed a large workshop of sculptors.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 1320-1330 (Gothic)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.227
Measurements
31 3/16 x 20 5/8 in. (79.25 x 52.32 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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