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Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Workshop of Jan Crocq (South Netherlandish, before 1465–after 1510)
ca. 1475–1525
Made in Lorraine, France
Limestone with traces of paint
Overall: 61 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (156.2 x 57.2 x 36.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Saint Catherine stands over the crouching figure of Emperor Maxentius who ordered fifty pagan philosophers to refute her Christian faith. First tortured on a spiked wheel that was miraculously destroyed by a thunderbolt, Catherine was finally martyred by decapitation.

The sculpture is stylistically related to South Netherlandish artist Jan Crocq, who was active in Lorraine at Bar-le-Duc and at Nancy.
Marx Frères, Paris (sold 1907)
Wixom, William D. "Late Medieval Sculpture in the Metropolitan: 1400 to 1530." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 64, no. 4 (Spring 2007). p. 43.

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