Saint Bridget of Sweden

Master of Soeterbeeck

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

Saint Bridget of Sweden (ca. 1303–1373) is shown in the act of writing her “Revelations,” which, according to legend, were dictated to her by Christ himself. Shown in the monastic habit of the order she founded, Saint Saviour of the Brigittines, she was especially popular in Northern Europe.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, Master of Soeterbeeck (active ca. 1470–80), Walnut, rock crystal cabochon. Originally painted., South Netherlandish

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