Saint Catherine of Bologna

Object Details

Title:

Saint Catherine of Bologna

Artist/Maker(s):

Guglielmo Giraldi (Italian, active 1445 - 1489)

Culture:

Italian

Place(s):

Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Place created)

Date:

about 1469

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Saint Catherine of Bologna wears the habit of the nuns of the Order of Saint Clare, the Franciscan order for women. She joined the order in Ferrara and later became abbess of the convent in Bologna. Saint Catherine, who died in 1463, was venerated locally soon after her death. She was not formally canonized until 1712.