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   Caterina xottoposta al supplizio della ruota dentate
 

Stories of St. Catherine, ca. 1280-1300

This piece depicts St. Catherine being placed on the wheel so her limbs can be torn from her body.

There are seven pieces depicting images from the story of St. Catherine of Alexandria among the exhibit.

St. Catherine of Alexandria was a virgin who was martyred for her fervent outcry against the persecution of Christians. Many chapels were placed under her patronage, and a statue of St. Catherine was found in nearly all European churches, representing her, according to medieval iconography, with a wheel, her instrument of torture.


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