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Saint Savina of Troyes or Saint Syra

Date:
1510–20
Geography:
Made in Champagne, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Limestone with paint
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.750
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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