This roundel was originally part of an extensive series that decorated an altar frontal or a set of priestly vestments. Here the hermit Adrian shows Saint Catherine an image of Christ and baptizes her.
[ Antonio Salvadori, Florence and Venice ? (sold 1929)] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1929–sold 1947)]
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