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Saint Catherine of Siena (1347–1380)

Artist:
Fulvio Signorini (1563–after 1609)
Date:
ca. 1600
Culture:
Italian, Siena
Medium:
Bronze, black patina
Dimensions:
Wt. confirmed: 58 in., 695 lb. (147.3 cm, 315.2 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.153.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
During her lifetime, Saint Catherine achieved enormous fame as a Dominican visionary all over Italy, but particularly in her native Siena. Though she belonged to a rival religious order, this bronze was formerly in the Church of San Francesco in Siena, where she was adopted as a protector of the city.
Thomas Fortune Ryan , New York (until 1933; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, November 1933, no. 420)
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