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The mystic marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria to the Christ child; Saint Joseph looks at angels who bear attributes of Saint Barbara and Saint Margaret. Drawing by F. Rosaspina, c. 1830, after A. Tiarini.

  • Tiarini, Alessandro, 1577-1668.
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11797i
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Christ holds up the ring to the Virgin Mary, who extends her hand to Catherine. Angels carry attributes of Saint Catherine (broken wheel), Saint Barbara (a miniature tower) and Saint Margaret (a dragon). All the saints were punished for refusing terrestrial marriage

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1 drawing : pencil ; border 27.9 x 15.7 cm.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11797i


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