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ID: 901000589
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000589
Record Type: Character/Person

Barbara, Saint (Christian character)

Note: Legendary Christian 2nd-century saint and martyr, patroness of artillerymen. Her story of being locked in a tower has parallels in ancient legends, including the ancient Greek legend of Danaë.

Display Date: 2nd century

Names:
Barbara, Saint (Christian character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Saint Barbara (Christian character) (English,U)
Barbara, of Nicomedia, Saint (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Santa Barbara (Christian character) (Italian-P,D,N)
Santa Barbara (Christian character) (Spanish-P,D,N)
Barbe, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Barbill, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Barbórka, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Basia, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Iansã, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Inhassã, Saint (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Christian iconography> (P)
........<Christian characters> (P)
............Barbara, Saint (Christian character) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Life of Saint Barbara
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Life of Saint Barbara (Christian iconography)) [901001210]
is actor for .... Martyrdom of Saint Barbara
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Life of Saint Barbara (Christian iconography), Martyrdom of Saint Barbara (Christian iconography)) [901001271]
has parallels with .... Danaë
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Danaë (Greek character)) [901001272]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... saint
.....(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)
role/characteristic is .... martyr
.....(people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Christianity
.....(Abrahamic religions, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... tower (single built work)
.....(single built works by form: massing or shape, single built works by form, single built works by specific type, single built works (built environment), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), Built Environment (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Barbara, Saint (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 83059080
Saint Barbara (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Barbara, of Nicomedia, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Santa Barbara (Christian character)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Barbe, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Barbill, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Barbórka, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Basia, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iansã, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Inhassã, Saint (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................ Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 11HH(BARBARA) the virgin martyr Barbara
................ Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/470617
................ Harvard Art Museums [online] (2000-) http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/238161

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