09 works, Today, November 25th, is Saint Catherine of Alexandria’s day, her story, illustrated #328

Unknown artist
Scenes from the Life of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, ca. 1430-1450

Oil on panel
62.8 × 162 × 5.5 cm (24.7 × 63.7 × 2.1 in)
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Catherine of Alexandria, or Katherine of Alexandria, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian around the age of 14, converted hundreds of people to Christianity and was martyred around the age of 18. More than 1,100 years after Catherine’s martyrdom, Joan of Arc identified her as one of the saints who appeared to and counselled her…

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