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Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

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When Saint Catherine of Alexandria confronted a fourth-century emperor over his persecution of the Christians and his worship of idols, he subjected her to an interrogation by all the scholars at his command. Her knowledge and eloquence proved so unimpeachable that her inquisitors were converted...

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watermark: Imperial Orb (Meder 53); verso, stamped in ink -- mark of Vincent Mayer (Lugt 2525)

Provenance

Vincent Mayer (1831-1918, Fribourg, Lugt 2525); Brigitte Laube (Zurich); from whom purchased through her daughter Daniela Laube by the MFA, December 17, 2008.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

about 1498

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 120; Meder 236a

Dimensions

Sheet: 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1408

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

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