At the end of the Middle Ages, Swabia, a former historical region in southern Germany, was a major production site for statuary.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, known for her great beauty, is represented holding, in her right hand, her most common iconographic attribute, the toothed and broken wheel, symbol of her martyrdom. She is dressed in a dress decorated with small leaves and covered with a deep-folded coat held by a fermail.
The holy martyr is crowned with a crown decorated with Gothic motifs and pierced with three-lobed shapes. This altarpiece figure, made of limewood, still has its original gilding and polychromy.
The spectator's eye is caught by its majestic nature, the softness of its features but also its light complexion as well as its benevolent and piercing look. As bewitching as he was peaceful, the artist knew how to transcribe with virtuosity the mystical personality of this exceptional holy character.
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9 500 €