Master of the Holy Blood / Saint Barbara / c. 1520Master of the Holy Blood
Saint Barbara
c. 1520

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Creator Name: Master of the Holy Blood
Creator Nationality: European; Netherlandish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1751 - 1829
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Master of the Holy Blood
Title: Saint Barbara
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1515
Creation End Date: 1525
Creation Date: c. 1520
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Tempera on panel
Dimensions: Framed: 91cm x 34.5cm x 5.5cm, Unframed: 86.3cm x 29.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1942.633.2
Credit Line: Bequest of John L. Severance
Provenance: Claude A. C. Ponsonby (Sale, London, Christie's, March 28, 1908, both for £735--to Mori--)J. H. Donn (Dunn), (Bacri, Paris)John L. Severance, Cleveland
Context: St. Catherine holds the sword with which she was martyred. St. Barbara holds a book that alludes to her scholarly pursuits, and a ring symbolizing her union with God. According to legend, the leather thongs with which she was beaten before her marytrdom were transformed into peacock plumes.The two paintings were originally the wings of an altarpiece flanking a central panel, now lost, that may have depicted the Holy Family. The identity of the artist is unknown-- he is named for a painting in the Chapel of the Holy Blood, Bruges.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1942.633.2
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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