Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Alabaster, North Spanish

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Date:
ca. 1450–1500
Culture:
North Spanish
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
Overall: 37 5/8 x 18 3/8 x 9 1/8 in. (95.6 x 46.7 x 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.470
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Saint Catherine, who publicly protested the worship of idols to the emperor Maxentius, is shown here triumphant over him with a sword, the instrument of her martyrdom. The relief originally formed part of an elaborate retable.
George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (by 1926-1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XXVII.

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. 31.