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ID: 901000053
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000053
Record Type: Religion/Mythology/Legend

Apollonia, Saint (Christian character)

Note: Christian virgin martyr; in her legend, she died in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution by Decius (248/249 BCE). As part of her torture her teeth were pulled; she is the patron saint of dentristry.

Display Date: before 248 BCE

Names:
Apollonia, Saint (Christian character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Saint Apollonia (Christian character) (English,A,N)
Apollonia of Alexandria (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Sant'Apollonia (Christian character) (Italian-P,D,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Christian iconography> (P)
........<Christian characters> (P)
............Apollonia, Saint (Christian character) (I)
Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... saint
.....(people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... martyr
.....(people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... virgin
.....(people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
affiliated/associated with .... dentistry
.....(health sciences, science (modern discipline), science and related disciplines, disciplines (concept), Disciplines (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
affiliated/associated with .... teeth (animal components)
.....(animal components, biological components, components by specific context, components (objects parts), Components (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Christianity
.....(Abrahamic religions, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
located in .... Alexandria
.....(Al-Iskandarīyah governorate, Egypt, Africa) (TGN)

Sources:
Apollonia, Saint (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................Frick Collection [online] (1998-)
Saint Apollonia (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Apollonia of Alexandria (Christian character)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-)
Sant'Apollonia (Christian character)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................ Frick Collection [online] (1998-) http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/piero/featured_works/apollonia
................ Harvard Art Museums [online] (2000-) http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/239753
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 11HH(APOLLONIA) the virgin martyr Apollonia of Alexandria

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