Saint Catherine

16th century
Detail on a chasuble in silk and metal thread
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The wheel and sword are the traditional attributes in images of this saint. Her military garb, unusual for St. Catherine, may have been inspired by the sword.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Date provided by the museum label.