Hailes Church Images

Painting of St. Catherine of Alexandria, in a blocked-up window on the north wall. According to legend, she was an aristrocratic and well-educated Christian lady who refused the advances of Emperor Maximin, defeated pagan philosophers in a debate, was tortured on a spiked wheel that was shattered by angels, and finally beheaded by Maximin. She is the patroness of learning and teachers. The painting shows her high class through her clothing and her learning through the book she holds. Beneath her foot is the crowned head of Emperor Maximin. A monk with a scroll sits at the bottom left. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
20619
Title
Painting of St. Catherine of Alexandria
Date
May 5, 2007
Location
Places
Date
May 5, 2007
Coordinates
51.9698060° N, 1.9280470° W
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D80
Focal Length
22
Iso
1000
Original Filename
d80_008.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes