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Russian Icon - St Martyr Catherine with Scenes of Her Life and Martyrdom

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Greatmartyr Saint Catherine is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. The emperor then asked Catherine to be his queen, if only she would worship his idols. When she refused, she went to the place of execution, followed by a crowd who mourned her. She told the unbelievers to mourn their own demise. She prayed and was beheaded at the age of 18 and milk flowed from her wound. Her fragrant relics are at St Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 159-106-113-RSSP7-1
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 11 1/2 in (35 cm x 29 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890
  • Origin: Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on tooled and gessoed wood
  • Price: $775
  • Orthodox Cross
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