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Saint Savina of Troyes or Saint Syra

Made in Champagne, France
Limestone with paint
Overall (without pedestal): 48 3/8 x 15 x 11 1/2 in. (122.9 x 38.1 x 29.2 cm) Base (stone pedestal): 29 1/4 x 17 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (74.3 x 44.1 x 35.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
The early Christian saints Savina and Syra were both venerated in Champagne, where they were similarly represented as youthful pilgrims, with characteristic hat, staff, and bag. Both often hold open books, as well as palms, though only Savina was a martyr. This example is close to several sculptures still in churches in the Troyes region, particularly to one believed to be Saint Syra in Rigny-le-Ferron.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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