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Image of The Martyrdom of Saint Cathrine

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Albrecht Dürer
German (1471 - 1528) Primary



The Martyrdom of Saint Cathrine

ca. 1498
Woodblock print on laid paper
State: Printed at least 30 to 50 years after artist's death

Sheet
15.5 in. x 11.38 in. (39.37 cm x 28.89 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1981.2
Geography: Europe, Germany
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: German

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  • Christianity - Refers to the world religion and culture that developed in the first century CE, driven by the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Its roots are in the Judaic tradition and the Old Testament. The tenets include a belief in the death and redemptive resurrection of Jesus. The religion incorporates a tradition of faith, ritual, and a form of church authority or leadership.
  • German - Refers to the cultures, periods, and styles of the modern nation of Germany, or the cultures that have occupied the area of the modern nation in central Europe. More broadly, it can refer to the cultures of the ancient groups of related peoples who inhabited central and northern Europe, and who spoke dialects from which the Germanic or Teutonic languages developed.
  • martyrs - Those who sacrifice their lives for the sake of religion or principle.
  • religion and mythology
  • saints - People recognized by others as holy persons; in various religions, the dead who are believed to be in Heaven. In the Roman and Eastern Catholic churches, people who are formally recognized by the Church as having had exceptional holiness of life and therefore an exalted station in heaven, and who have often been formally canonized.
  • woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • To Hold the Renaissance in One's Hands Bryn Mawr College , Oct 11, 1995 – Jun 2, 1996

Dimensions
  • Sheet Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.38 in. (39.37 x 28.893 cm)

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/162032 |title=The Martyrdom of Saint Cathrine |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=7/1/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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