Saint Petronilla


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 09

Like the image of Saint Margaret (47.101.13a), this sculpture came from a canopied niche high over the entrance to the Montcada family chapel in the cathedral of Lerida. It represents Saint Petronilla, to whom the chapel was originally dedicated. When it was rebuilt in 1328 at the order of Ot de Montcada the elder, the dedication was changed to Saint Peter, legendarily considered to have been her father.
The provenance of the stone vaulted canopy above the figure (47.101.12b) is unknown.

Saint Petronilla, Limestone, paint, Catalan

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