Photographer's Note

St. Catherine of Alexandria was born in that city in 287 CE as a princess and martyred there in 305 CE. She became a Christian at age 14 and converted many hundreds to the faith. She was pursued by the Roman Emperor Maxentius for marriage, but refused, saying that she was a bride of Christ. The Emperor declined to take "no" for an answer and had her tortured on "the wheel". Remaining adamant in her refusal, Maxentius then had her beheaded. She went to the grave a virgin.

The Sé Cathedral is also known as the Church of St. Catherine. Its reredos, featured in this photo, comprises nine carved frames depicting scenes from her eventful life accompanied by a remarkable crucifix on the high altar.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2005-03-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/2.8, 1/40 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-19 4:05
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