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ID: 901000658
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000658
Record Type: Religion/Mythology/Legend

Life of Saint Roch (Christian iconography)

Note: Narratives from the life of St. Roch, who is patron of the plague, depicted with the plague sore. According to the Golden Legend and his Vita, he was the son of a noble or magistrate, orphaned, and became a mendicate pilgrim. While ministering to the sick, he himself was afflicted by the plague. He retired to the forest, where he was miraculously provided water and was fed bread by a dog. He is often portrayed as exposing a plague sore on his upper thigh.

Display Date: 14th century

Names:
Life of Saint Roch (Christian iconography) (preferred,English-P,D,P)
Episodi della vita di San Rocco (Christian iconography) (Italian-P,D,P)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Christian iconography> (P)
........<Other Christian narratives> (P)
............Life of Saint Roch (Christian iconography) (I)
Related Iconography:
source is .... Golden Legend
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Named written and performed works, Literary works: History, Biographies, Golden Legend (biographies, Da Voragine, ca. 1260)) [901001158]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... hagiography (genre)
.....(biography (general genre), genres in literature and performing arts, concepts in the arts and humanities, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Christianity
.....(Abrahamic religions, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
affiliated/associated with .... plague
.....(epidemics, events (activities), Events (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
actor is .... Roch, Saint (French saint, ca. 1350-1378/1379)
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)

Sources:
Life of Saint Roch (Christian iconography)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Episodi della vita di San Rocco (Christian iconography)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 11H(ROCH)5 miraculous activities and events

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