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Saint Catherine of Bologna
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Guglielmo Giraldi
Italian, Ferrara, about 1469
Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 185V

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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.