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saints of the day 25. November

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John Dillon <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Today (25. November) is the feast day of:

Catherine of Alexandria (d. ca. 305, supposedly).  The virgin martyr C.'s historicity is very poorly attested.  Herewith two illustrated, English-language sites on the monastery dedicated to her on the Sinai peninsula in Egypt (whither her body is said to have been miraculously transported and where her veneration is unmentioned in any of the surviving late antique pilgrim accounts):
http://www.geographia.com/egypt/sinai/stcatherine.html
http://www.touregypt.net/Catherines.htm
C.'s body being carried thither by angels, as depicted in the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (ca. 1407):
http://tinyurl.com/5zu72t
C. in a tripartite scene (ca. 1428-1430; image expandable) said here to be by Masolino da Panicale, showing 1) her about to be decapitated, 2) her infant soul being held aloft by an angel, 3) angels at her tomb on top of a mountain (Sinai, presumably):
http://tinyurl.com/35layt

Herewith a page on the restored early fourteenth-century St Catherine's Lighthouse on the Isle of Wight, initially adjoined by an oratory dedicated to C.:
http://www.invectis.co.uk/iow/orat.htm
Single views (the first showing the roofline of the now vanished oratory):
http://www.invectis.co.uk/iow/ora2.jpg
http://tinyurl.com/3asojh
One doesn't often have the opportunity in Saints of the Day to show a medieval lighthouse.

Other dedications to C.:

St Catherine's Church, East Tilbury (Essex; twelfth-/fourteenth-century with later modifications):
http://tinyurl.com/2yj9mg

Katharinenkirche at Bliedersdorf (Kr. Stade) in Niedersachsen (1240 with later modifications):
http://tinyurl.com/2ngp6t
http://tinyurl.com/2m9l87

Katharinenkirche in Osnabrück (Nordrhein-Westfalen; 1342; built over the foundations of an earlier thirteenth-century predecessor):
German-language page with expandable views:
http://www.osnabrueck.de/6522.asp
Tower:
http://tinyurl.com/2fqr4r

Church of Agia Aikaterini (Ayia Ekaterini; fourteenth-century) at Thessaloniki, three views starting at the right end of the fifth row from the bottom in this set:
http://picasaweb.google.com/paulgray2/GrecjaThessaloniki

Katharinenkirche in Oppenheim (Kr. Mainz-Bingen) in Rheinland-Pfalz (thirteenth-/fifteenth-century; images expandable):
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1T6K
Single views:
http://tinyurl.com/ynset6
http://tinyurl.com/26fko2
http://tinyurl.com/2b6z3t

Iglesia de Santa Catalina, Valencia (thirteenth-/sixteenth centuries):
http://tinyurl.com/6xr6yj

Igelsia de Santa Catalina, Seville (fourteenth-century):
http://tinyurl.com/65nbew
That huge portal was moved to its present location from another church in 1929.  The original, mudejar-style entrance is behind it:
http://www.sevilla5.com/monuments/mphotos/santacatalina2.jpg

St Catherine, Ludham (Norfolk; fourteenth-/fifteenth-century; more expandable views near foot of page):
http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/ludham/ludham.htm

St Catherine's, Boot (Cumbria; fourteenth-/fifteenth-century expansion of [replacement for?] a chapel of the same dedication attested from 1125):
http://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/chc3.htm
http://www.walkthefells.net/DIR.asp?DIR_ID=22

Katharinenkirche in Salzwedel (Sachsen-Anhalt; fourteenth-/fifteenth-century):
http://tinyurl.com/27ypke
http://tinyurl.com/29na8h

Kostol sv. Kataríny in Banská ¦tiavnica in Slovakia (1443-1491):
http://tinyurl.com/26eq7e
http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/image/46962094

Eglise Sainte-Catherine in Honfleur (Calvados) in Normandy (1460-1490 with later modifications):
http://www.linternaute.com/sortir/escap/ouest/honfleur/9.shtml
http://www.ot-honfleur.fr/Sainte-Catherine,0,0,29.html
http://tinyurl.com/3cpokh
http://www.nimbustier.net/photos/2005/08/b/2005-08-07-024.jpg


Some depictions of C.:

Illuminated initial at British Library Ms. add. 70513, fol. 246r (early thirteenth-century; text, ca. 1200, is Clemence of Barking's _La vie sainte Katherine_):
http://margot.uwaterloo.ca/~drussell/images/Kth246r.jpg
NB: Texts of the poem from this and two other witnesses are available at no. 13 here:
http://margot.uwaterloo.ca/campsey/cmphome_f.html

Wall painting (thirteenth-century), Hailes Church (Glos):
http://tinyurl.com/yucv7k
Church in which this exists:
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/hailes-church.htm

Simone Martini, panel to the right of the BVM, Madonna with Saints (1319):
http://tinyurl.com/5qb4hs

Gregorio d'Arezzo, Donato d'Arezzo, Scenes from the Life of Catherine of Alexandria (ca. 1330):
http://www.insecula.com/oeuvre/photo_ME0000095165.html

Barna da Siena, The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine (ca. 1340):
http://tinyurl.com/2s5ycl

Pietro Lorenzetti, St. Catherine of Alexandria (betw. 1342 and 1345):
http://www.insecula.com/oeuvre/photo_ME0000099705.html

Paolo Veneziano, St. John the Baptist and C. (ca. 1350):
http://www.insecula.com/oeuvre/O0027424.html

Paolo Veneziano and Giovannino Veneziano, panel at extreme lower left, panels from the Coronation of the Virgin altarpiece, San Severino Marche (mid fourteenth-century):
http://tinyurl.com/6ffo4r

Nardo di Cione, panel (St. Paul and C.), Bojnice Altar (1350s):
http://www.bojnicecastle.sk/OLTAR/altar07.jpg
All the panels:
http://www.bojnicecastle.sk/OLTAR/oltar-en.htm
The panels re-mounted:
http://www.bojnicecastle.sk/FOTO/oltar2.jpg

Reliquary pendant of C. (Paris; ca. 1380-1390):
http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/19232-popup.html

Gentile da Fabriano, Virgin and Child with St. Nicholas and St. Catherine (ca. 1395-1400):
http://tinyurl.com/6mfsvl

Masolino da Panicale, Martyrdom of St. Catherine (betw. 1428 and 1431; not the same as the one linked to above), in the Cappella di Santa Caterina in  Rome's Basilica di San Clemente:
http://tinyurl.com/2a2vyn

Carlo Crivelli, St. Catherine of Alexandria (ca. 1470), panel from his now dismembered Montefiore altarpiece now in the chiesa di Santa Lucia in Montefiore dell'Aso (AP) in the Marche:
http://tinyurl.com/2c2cx9
http://tinyurl.com/2dd4ar

Icon of C. (Agia Aikaterini) late fifteenth-/early sixteenth-century, in the Simonpetra Monastery on Mt. Athos:
http://home.yebo.co.za/~xenitis/AgAikaterini.jpg

Best,
John Dillon
(last year's post lightly revised)

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