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St. Catherine of Alexandria

European Art
painting
St. Catherine of Alexandria

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Niccolò di Segna
Italian, active 1331–1345

Date

ca. 1340

Medium

Tempera on panel

Accession #

58.52

Dimensions

26 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 204

Description

These paintings of early Christian saints originally formed part of a large altarpiece made up of many panels, called a polyptych. The central panel of the Virgin and Child appeared flanked by saints, identifiable by distinctive attributes such as their clothing and the objects they hold. Recent scholarship has aided in the reconstruction of the polyptych (shown in the illustration), which Niccolò di Segna created for the church of San Maurizio in Siena, Italy.

Credit

Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation