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Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Painted and gilded linden wood
Gift of Ethel Morrison Van Derlip in memory of her mother, Julia Kellogg Morrison

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  • The Christian LEGEND of the martyr Saint Catherine of Alexandria demonstrated the virtue of defending one's beliefs.

  • Saint Catherine's dedication to her faith, even in the face of great danger, made her a SYMBOL of Christianity's triumph over paganism. She was one of the most popular Christian heroes.

  • The stocky figure and angular drapery of this Austrian sculpture are typical of the late Gothic "hard style."

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