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:
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.