St. Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art: Case Studies in Patronage

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How and why did a medieval female saint from the Eastern Mediterranean come to be such a powerful symbol in early modern Rome? This study provides an overview of the development of the cult of Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Rome, exploring in particular how a saint's cult could be variously imaged and 'reinvented' to suit different eras and patronal interests. Cynthia Stollhans traces the evolution of the saint's imagery through the lens of patrons and their interests-with special focus on the importance of ...

St. Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art: Case Studies in Patronage 2014, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409447511

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