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Panels (fragments of a casket, possibly the lid; coffret) (Front, detail)

Panels (fragments of a casket, possibly the lid; coffret) (Front, detail)
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Front, detail

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Rome, Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia

Inv. 1576


Height: 67 mm
Width: 137 mm

Register 1: saint Barbara with tower and martyr's palm; brooch. Saint Catherine of Alexandria with broken wheel and martyr's palm. Saint Ursula with the arrow and the book.
Register 2: saint Apollonia holding a pair of pincers and a book; tooth. Unidentified veiled female saint holding a candle and a book (possibly saint Genevieve?). Saint Margaret emerging from the dragon, holding a crucifix.
Crosshatched background. Foliated border.

Museum's opinion 2014: late 14th century or 15th century.


Glued onto a wooden panel.

Object Condition
Vertical crack across saint Barbara and saint Ursula's panels.
Missing: upper, lower and side foliated borders.
Holes for missing fittings (probably handle).

Part of the collection of the Museum kircherianum, founded in Rome in 1651. Transferred in Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome. Acquired by the Museum in 1920.


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