Francisco de Zurbaran. ‘The Entombment of St. Catherine of Alexandria on Mount Sinai’
Saint Catherine of Alexandria lived through the years 287 to 305. After she was baptized, Christ appeared to her, gave her a ring and called her a bride. And she decided to convert the Roman Emperor Maximillian II to Christianity who proposed her marriage. She refused, and he ordered to execute her with on a wheel. The wheel is shown bottom right in the picture. The God’s angel hindered to carry out the execution. Then they beheaded her. The trace of a sword is visible on the neck of the saint woman. After the execution the body of St. Catherine disappeared and was found on Mount Sinai three centuries later due to the ring of Christ on her finger. Then she was laid in the tomb and buried. The picture shows just this moment. On her relics St. Catherine’s Monastery of Mount Sinai was erected in the 11th century.
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